‘I do wish I could see into Paddington’s mind,’ said Mrs Brown, ‘I know something’s going on. I can recognise the signs.’
And there is plenty of cause for concern when Paddington takes an interest in detective work. Not to mention sewing and ballroom dancing!
Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for more than 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