Paddington -- the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru -- is back in these fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Michael Bond! Celebrating 50 years of the nations favourite bear. Enjoy Paddington in these three classic stories including 'A Bear Called Paddington', 'More about Paddington' and 'Here and Now'. Read by Stephen Fry enjoy these classic childrens stories about our intrepid furry hero from Darkest Peru!!! Key title / Brand new Paddington novel -- will be eagerly awaited by fans! / High profile launch to coincide with Paddingtons's 50th Anniversary, 2008 / With sticky sandwiches and hilarious misadventures, it's no wonder that Paddington is everyone's favourite bear. / Paddington is a classic children's character, instantly recognisable and loved by adults and children all over the world. / Enormous quantities of merchandise are widely available. / Paddington helped the Queen celebrate her 80th birthday in 2006, generating much publicity and awareness. / Even more children will delight in reading about Paddington's misadventures now this humourous story is new into paperback
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. Michael died in 2017, leaving behind one of the great literary legacies of our time.
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