Original adventures of the classic bear from Darkest Peru, soon to be a major movie star!
Paddington is in charge of the “EYETINNERY” and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, “There’s no knowing where we might end up.” But Paddington is planning some very good holiday ‘doings’ indeed for the Browns. And he even becomes the only bear ever to ride in the famous Tour de France bicycle race!
Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for more than fifty years.
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
About the author
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.
Couldn’t be better I loved it
I love Paddington! Even as an adult I love listening to these stories! So calming and comical!
This is a fantastic book even though it may seem for younger children , it certainly isn’t. I really enjoyed it and it was very relaxing and I loved it!!