A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond

Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

Thomas Michael Bond, a famous and widely loved English author, published his first book “A Bear Called Paddington” in 1958. Paddington is a bear who makes a journey to England from the Deepest Darkest Peru as a stowaway.

His origins are not entirely clear but it is understood that his Aunt Lucy has sent him on this thrilling journey.

The bear arrives in Paddington station and gets adopted by the Brown family. Considering that his Peruvian name is too difficult to pronounce, they decide to call him the Paddington Bear.

Children in twenty different countries have got to know the Paddington Bear and his amazing adventures.

Although the bear has made only a journey from Peru to England, the books about him have travelled a much greater distance – all around the world.

15 books later the author, who is now 85 years old, says that there won’t be any more Paddington books in the foreseeable future but who knows. That bear always has something up his sleeve!

ISBN: 9780007174164


The best way to get my three children aged 4, 6 and 8 to bed is reading Paddington tale’s to them. I think this is a classic childrens book.

“I love Paddy,” said my 5-year-old son. He really likes going to sleep with these stories.

It was my childhood’s favourite book. It is now my son’s – 7 y.o. – favourite book. Those stories are lovely!




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