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
From the Inside Flap
Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. "Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!"
Fifty years ago, Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat.
The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and attended 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 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children’s literature.