Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over sixty years. Here you can listen to seven hilarious Paddington stories, read by Stephen Fry and Jim Broadbent.
Paddington is now a major movie star!
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 collection brings together seven laugh-out-loud stories:
Paddington at St Paul’s (Text copyright © Michael Bond 2018)
Paddington at the Carnival (Text copyright © Michael Bond 1997)
Paddington at the Circus (Text copyright © Michael Bond 2000)
Paddington the Artist (Text copyright © Michael Bond 1985)
Paddington at the Hospital (Text copyright © Michael Bond and Karen Jankel 2001)
Paddington at the Tower (Text copyright © Michael Bond 1975, 2011)
Paddington's Christmas Surprise(Text copyright © Michael Bond 1997, 2008)
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.