Author(s): Michael Bond
Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. Now four of the best-loved classic London picture books are brought together in one volume. 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 around. This fun-filled treasury brings together four of Paddington hilarious London-based picture book adventures for the first time. Paddington at the ZooPaddington at the PalacePaddington and the Marmalade MazePaddngton and the Grand Tour
'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
On Christmas Eve, 1956, Michael Bond bought a small toy bear for his wife and they named it 'Paddington' as they were living near Paddington station. In 1958, A Bear Called Paddington was published with many more stories to follow. Michael still lives in London. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.