A Bear Called Paddington

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Collins, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 158 pages
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Paddington, the most endearing bear from Darkest Peru, first charmed American audiences forty years ago. Now a new generation will surely be won over by Paddington's particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway platform in London. He is sitting on a battered suitcase, wearing an odd-looking hat and a sign around his neck that reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." And that is just what they do, unaware that home will never be the same once Paddington becomes a member of the family. For an earnest, gentle, and well-meaning bear, poor Paddington has an absolute talent for getting into trouble.

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Review: A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington Bear #1)

User Review  - Meaghan Steeves - Goodreads

Though I remember watching the animated TV show as a kid, I read the original story in anticipation of the movie coming out this Christmas; and I must say that I very much loved it. I really want the ... Read full review

Review: A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington Bear #1)

User Review  - Philitsa - Goodreads

I read this with a 6 and 4 year old; I think the target age is a bit older. I enjoyed it, especially references to "darkest Peru." It shows the age of the story - back when Peru was some vaguely far ... Read full review


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Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years.
In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to childrene(tm)s literature.

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