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The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design. Paddington has a knack for 'smelling out things', and his sharp nose, supported by marmalade sandwiches, leads him into many adventures. Whether it's lending a paw to a famous Russian ballet dancer, or serving baked elastic instead of 'Baked Alaska' this unforgettable bear is as trouble-prone and funny as ever! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for fifty years. Key title / High profile launch to coincide with Paddington'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. / 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.
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 'I've always had great respect for Paddington. He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry