A Bear Called Paddington

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HarperCollins UK, Jan 26, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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“A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.”

The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat.

The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.

 

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

The first Paddington Bear book. I had somehow never read these (or had them read to me) as a kid (though I still did know quite a lot about Paddington--the hat and the marmalade sandwiches and whatnot ... Read full review

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User Review  - valzi - LibraryThing

One of the best children's books I've read. It doesn't compete with the other bear, Pooh, but it's not similar. It's wonderful in a way all its own. Read full review

Contents

Please Look After This Bear
7
A Bear in Hot Water
25
Paddington Goes Underground
44
A Shopping Expedition
62
Paddington and the Old Master
81
AVisit to the Theatre
99
Adventure at the Seaside
118
A Disappearing Trick
136
Postscript by Michael Bond
155
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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 children’s literature.

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