The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with an updated cover design. Paddington doesn't intentionally turn his friend's wedding into an uproar by getting the wedding ring stuck on his paw. Nor does he mean Mr Curry to slip on his marmalade sandwich in the middle of an important gold shot. But these sort of things just happen to a bear like Paddington! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for fifty years. Key title / High profile relaunch to coincide with Paddington's 50th Anniversary, 2008 / Cover redesign in classic style / Original illustrations by Peggy Fortnum / 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. / Competition: Winnie the Pooh
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.
'I've always had great respect for Paddington. He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry