A Bear Called Paddington


Michael Bond
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Reading Age: 8+

Interest level: 6+


Michael Bond
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and marmalade sandwiches.

Paddington is a decidedly loveable eccentric and his various sticky scrapes will strike chords of recognition with any child. Whilst his intentions are always honourable, his over-literal interpretation of situations means that 'things' inevitably happen, whether at birthday parties or on visits to the theatre or seaside.


With a blend of humour, theatricality and clear prose style, each chapter forms a stand-alone story, perfect for newly confident readers. First published in 1958, this is a truly British classic.


Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

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It was really awesome and my little brother enjoyed the book as well.

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1 November 2016

It's really good

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5 August 2016

Next time make it longer!!!

Rating: 3 star
25 April 2016

It's great

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25 August 2015

I like it because Paddington saved the day by catching a thief

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11 August 2015

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