The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact. He has 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.
About the Author
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 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children's literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997.
Praise for the Paddington series:
'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry
'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.' The Teacher
'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller
Praise for Paddington's Finest Hour:
"...a delight throughout..." Financial Times
Praise for Love From Paddington:
"...a jolly ride through the best of the Paddington tales" The Times
"...a delightful collection..." Sunday Express
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th October 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16