In Olga da Polga Michael Bond, author of Paddington Bear, has created a guinea-pig who has been charming readers for over 40 years. This is a special edition presented in a deluxe slipcase and with illustrations from Kate Greenaway Medal winning illustrator, Catherine Rayner. Catherine has signed each numbered copy of this limited print run.
Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780192744043 Number of pages: 176 Weight: 982 g Dimensions: 263 x 201 x 24 mm Edition: Gift Slipcase (Signed Limited Edition)
Sometime BBC cameraman Michael Bond was inspired by a last-remaining puppet bear on Selfridges shelf and memories of wartime evacuees to create possibly the most beloved character in children’s literature. Paddington debuted in 1958’s A Bear Called Paddington, returning in a number of stories that Bond continued to craft until his passing in 2017. A BBC animated series elevated Bond’s concept to almost cult-like status. Aside from Paddington, Bond also created two other series: Olga da Polga (kicking off with 1973’s The Tales Olga da Polga) and Monsieur Pamplemousse, a culinary mystery series for adults.
All in all, pretty good for a children's book. I read this to my young cousin and she absolutely loved it. At first I was definitely attracted to Catherine Rayner's beautiful illustrations. Overall, it was a...
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