A Bear Called Paddington

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Fontana Young Lions, 1971 - Bears - 125 pages
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The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington was the name of the station. He had travelled all the way from Peru with only a jar of marmalde, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon found, as countless families have cine found, that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Things keep happening to him. Even quite ordinary things like having a bath, travelling on the underground or going to the seaside turn out to be very un-ordinary for Paddington.

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

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

Paddington is, admittedly, a piece of work, and reading of his exploits often prompted me to go, "Oh no!", "Oh dear", or "You daft klutz!". But in the end, these are lovely, heartfelt stories, and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Listening to the audio in the car. 6/12/15 Very cute book and funny how this bear seems to get into mischief. We listened to the audio so we could go see the movie during the summer $1 movie program and compare the two.6/24/15 Read full review


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Michael Bond is a writer of children's books. He was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England in 1926. During World War II, Bond served in the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British army during World War II. After the war, he joined the BBC Radio and later worked for BBC-TV as a cameraman from 1947 to 1966. At Christmas 1956, Bond gave his wife a teddy bear that she named Paddington after the London train station near their home. In 1958, A Bear Called Paddington was published. It featured the illustrations of Peggy Fortnum. By 1981, there were 26 Paddington books. Bond also wrote television and film scripts, including a TV series on BBC 1 that first aired in 1976. In the 1990s, the animation company Hanna/Barbera made an American TV series about the bear. Bond set up a company to merchandise his creation that produced figurines, stationary, banks, and stuffed animals. Paddington also recorded a song titled Cross My Paws and Hope to Die in 1983. Bond chronicled his life with Paddington in his autobiography, Bear and Forebears. Some of Michael Bond's other works include A Day by the Sea, Something Nasty in the Kitchen, Bears and Forebears: A Life So Far and Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint.

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