A Bear Called Paddington and Other Stories

By Michael Bond, Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Bringing together the first three classic novels in one bumper paperback volume, this is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear!

“A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.”

When the Brown family find a bear on Paddington station, their lives are soon changed forever… for whether he is settling into his new home, taking an interest in DIY, or going for a picnic on the river – extraordinary things just seem to happen to a bear called Paddington!

The first three classic novels – A Bear Called Paddington, More About Paddington and Paddington Helps Out are brought together in this wonderfully entertaining classic collection.

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 7
Release Date: 26 Sep 2024
Pages: 448
ISBN: 978-0-00-871902-9
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.Peggy Fortnum was born in 1919 in Harrow, England, the youngest of six children. She graduated from the Central School of Art in London after the war interrupted her studies at Tunbridge Wells Art School, then worked as an art teacher, painter and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator.

Praise for the Paddington series: -

'I've always had great respect for Paddington… He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry -

'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear…has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' Bookseller -

”'Michael Bond is a national treasure.” - Telegraph