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The classic novel about Paddington—who's now a major movie star!
Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is the first novel by Michael Bond, chronicling the adventures of this lovable bear. Paddington has charmed readers for generations with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand-new edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.
The stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all around the world for over 50 years.
"A bear? In Paddington Station?"
Mrs. Brown looked at her husband in amazement.
"Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!"
Paddington Bear had just traveled all the way from Peru when the Brown family first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when Paddington is involved.
About the Author
On Christmas Eve, 1956, while working as a BBC cameraman, Michael Bond bought a small toy bear that had been left alone on a shelf in a London department store. Feeling sorry for it, he took it home for his wife and they named it Paddington as they were living near Paddington Station. He wrote some stories about the bear, just for fun, but soon found that he had a book on his hands. In 1958, A Bear Called Paddington
was published with many, many more stories to follow.
More than fifty years and many millions of books later, Paddington continues to touch the hearts of readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
Michael Bond still lives in London with his wife, Sue, and a guinea pig named Olga. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.