Author(s): Michael Bond; Peggy Fortnum (Illustrator)
Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, eleven classic novels (complete and unabridged) are brought together in one lavish slipcased volume, truly to be treasured. 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 things just seem to happen to Paddington. Wherever there is excitement to be found, a flooded bathroom, menacing dumplings, or a bear overboard, Paddington is never far from the scene... This very special treasury contains:A Bear Called PaddingtonMore About PaddingtonPaddington Helps OutPaddington AbroadPaddington at LargePaddington Marches OnPaddington at WorkPaddington Goes to TownPaddington Takes the AirPaddington on TopPaddington Takes the Test
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
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.