Paddington has a knack for ‘smelling out things’, and his sharp nose, supported by marmalade sandwiches, leads him into many adventures. Whether it’s lending a paw to a famous Russian ballet dancer, or serving baked elastic instead of ‘Baked Alaska’ this unforgettable bear is as trouble-prone and funny as ever!
Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for fifty years.
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 'I've always had great respect for Paddington. He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry
For Ages: 3+ years old
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 30th October 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 14.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16