Paddington tries his paw as a chimney sweep, washes barrels in a marmalade factory, and frightens the wits out of the visitors to Madame Tussaud's Wax Work Museum.
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Michael Bond purchased the original Paddington bear as a Christmas gift for his wife in 1956. A Bear Called Paddington was published two years later. At the time one reviewer said, “It should be compulsory reading for any child from six to sixty. Paddington is the funniest character in children’s books for many years.” Mr. Bond now lives in London.Review:
"One of the most beguiling animal characters of recent years." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Peggy Fortnum; (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0001821067