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A Bear Called Paddington [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Michael Bond , Peggy Fortnum
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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Book Description

27 Mar 2014 Paddington

“A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.”

The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru.

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.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New Ed edition (27 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007174160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007174164
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A funny and charming childrens classic 11 Jun 2008
Format:Paperback
Recently reintroduced to Paddington as my 8 year old daughter has been reading it. It made me laugh out loud - highly recommended particularly for young readers who don't like fantasy literature - Paddington is wonderfully real.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting...A Classic Tale 2 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
This is the story of a little brown bear called Paddington who has a fondness for marmalade sandwiches. Every story is delightful and it's amusing to read of how Paddington manages to get himself into all sorts of trouble as he tries to settle into his new life with the Brown's.
I still have this book in my collection and would still read it from time to time. Paddington along with Noddy and Pooh are the books which stand out most when I look back on my early childhood. Long before I was able to read my mum read these stories to me and it is because of books like this that I learned to love reading so much.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids 9 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
I bought this book by accident, as I really wanted the picutre book for a 4 year old and this was too much text for her to read. But, I bought the picture book and gave her older sisters this book to read to her so she gets the whole store of Paddington Bear (taking British culture to the Americans) - she loved it!
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53 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic childrens book 8 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is an absolute classic childrens book. I have been reading it to my three boys aged 8 and 4 each night. They really enjoy it and it is the one sure way to get them to bed with no fuss
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Popular Paddington 22 Oct 2010
By Jad
Format:Paperback
Bought this for my six year old nephew and while he absolutely loved it it was a bit too old for him. It would be better suited to seven years and over I think.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 15 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This collection of Paddington Bear stories is lovely and Stephen Fry reads these classic stories in a highly engaging manner. My children (aged 4 and 6) had not come across Paddington before but often now request these stories to listen to in bed, the only disadvantage being that unlike a lot of their other stories on CD, they actually stay awake to listen to them! The Paddington stories have stood the test of time very well, and are just as good as I remember them being from my childhood (watching the cartoons on TV). The CDs are good value too, with well over 2 hours of playing time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Bear Called Paddington 9 Nov 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought this for my baby cousin as a present for his christening. This is a special edition book to celebrate 50 years of Paddington. It's a lovely hard back book with good quality pages, that's really good value.
I just hope my cousin will grow up to love Paddington as much as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Paddington 10 July 2011
By Zoska
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have known the books about Paddington for ages. I bought this one as a gift. It's a shame these books are much less popular now than some 20 years ago, they are classics for children and adults, just like "Winnie the Pooh", my other favourite. A note: I am a grandmother now, I read Paddington to my children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
This book is amazing because it is hilarious non stop and Paddington could be like most people (he's so clumsy). He will make most of you cry and hotel with laughter. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Charlotte Rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to turn back time!
Loved ever page, felt like I was 7 all over again. Great book, would recommend the book to all aged.
Published 1 month ago by Clare
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a beautiful edition to keep
a classic book, done in a very nice (if quite small) package. Nevertheless, a keeper - good to read aloud, perhaps font is too small for children
Published 1 month ago by Alexander Lunev
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic children's literature to make all ages laugh
I never get tired of reading Paddington to my children, even when they have drifted off to sleep I find myself continuing to the end of the chapter. Michael Bond was a genius. Read more
Published 2 months ago by deejmedia
4.0 out of 5 stars Memory Lane
Fun to read to my children remembering the stories from TV as a child. First children's book I've read on my kindle!
Published 2 months ago by Emma Middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Paddington
Definitely recommended, Paddington brings a great sense of fun and adventure into every day ordinary events without any great design. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kanga
5.0 out of 5 stars I even bought myself a Paddington mug...
Great story, which I never read as a child - my loss. Definitely buy it for any young children you know. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Meridian
5.0 out of 5 stars a bear called Paddington
Brilliant! Loved reading him as a kid and great for a quick nightime read. Funny and cute. There is no doubt that I will now buy all these books in e format. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great books for children and parents who like to read to them.
A lot of innocent fun for young children and their parents. These books are very easy to read, especially if you attempt to do all of the different voices when reading aloud. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars good introduction
This is a better book for young readers as the content is fresh and interesting. It is hard for younger children to read.
Published 6 months ago by Ms. S. Bagenal
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