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Paddington Bear [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Michael Bond , R. W. Alley
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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2 Aug 1999 Paddington

Paddington Bear is found at the station.

The Browns first meet 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 find out that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath – become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.



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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Lions; New edition edition (2 Aug 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006647162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006647164
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 22.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,003,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.

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A delightfully illustrated new version of the original Paddington Bear story to celebrate its fortieth birthday. Forty years ago, a small bear from darkest Peru set out on an adventure. Carrying a battered suitcase containing several jars of marmalade and wearing a label round his neck that read "Please look after this bear", he stowed away on a ship bound for England. When he arrived at Paddington Station, the little bear was discovered by Mr and Mrs Brown who immediately christened him Paddington after the station and took him home with them. And there he has lived ever since. Paddington Bear continues to charm readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. --Philippa Reece --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful tale well told.... 14 Aug 2001
Format:Paperback
Paddington of course, is the cutest bear around! The story of how the Brown's found him in the station is simply delightful. It is a clearly written, beautifully illustrated book for the entire family and who could resist the little tag around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you." Our two year old loves this tale and so do we.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still great fun after all these years 1 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
We bought this book for our 6-year-old son last Christmas and he loves it. It's just so much fun to share a book with him that we remember fondly from childhood and find that it's still as enjoyable as ever for all of us.

This format, where you get one story per book with lots of excellent illustrations is great for younger readers as well, as they can begin to read for themselves.

We've since bought "Paddington in the Garden" and "Paddington at the Zoo", and I'm sure there will be more to follow as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paddington bear 3 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My 4 year-old children like it, and I enjoy reading it to them. He makes lots of mess which always goes down well with a younger audience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bear necessity 20 Feb 2013
By Nicola Hardy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
One of my fondest childhood memories is of watching Paddington on the television, and listening to the sublime tones of Michael Hordern recounting his adventures. When looking for a new book to entertain my two-year-old daughter, I was delighted to find this new edition, specially produced for very young children.

'Paddington' tells the story of how Mr and Mrs Brown find our favourite stowaway near the left luggage office at a London station, and take him home to become part of their family. For those familiar with the original series of books by Michael Bond, the tale is essentially an abridged version of the first two chapters of 'A Bear Called Paddington' ('Please Look After This Bear' and 'A Bear in Hot Water').

The book is beautifully illustrated by RW Alley. It's not an especially quick read, so it won't suit toddlers with very short attention spans, but it's great if you are starting to progress towards picture books with a more developed narrative than just one or two sentences per page.

I have a lovely time sharing this story with my daughter. In many ways, Paddington is like furry toddler - he gets sticky eating buns, makes a big soapy mess in the bathroom, and then falls asleep in the chair - so there's plenty for her to identify with and laugh about. We've also bought another book in this series - 'Paddington in the Garden' - and both are favourites at story time!

This review refers to the paperback edition of 'Paddington' published by Harper Collins Children's Books in 2007.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young child's intro to paddington 30 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a lovely little book, nicely put together and well illustrated in the original style.

It is only the first chapter of the original first book though and therefore only suitable for younger children (under 8). The original first book had 8 chapters, each of which has now been turned in to a short story and book of its own. The combined 8 chapters are more suitable for older readers aged 8 and up but this is only really suitable for under the younger reader as it has limited words, although Paddington, in my view, is suitable for all ages!

Would make a nice keep sake/collection item.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply charming! 27 Oct 2010
By mrs. H
Format:Paperback
I bought this for my 3 year old to rekindle my youth. it's just so charming! just the right length to hold her attention and the illustrations are beautiful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!!!!! 6 Jun 2014
By callie
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Lovely little book bought for my Granddaughter to accompany her first Paddington Bear. Great read and art work. Would recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 20 May 2014
By Mrs
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My granddaughter loved this first Paddington book
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