When Mr and Mrs Brown go to Paddington Station to collect their daughter, Judy, they discover a small brown bear with a luggage label around his neck. "Please look after this bear", is what the label says and that is just what the Brown family decide to do.
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A delightfully illustrated new version of the original Paddington Bear story to celebrate its fortieth birthday. Forty years ago, a small bear from darkest Peru set out on an adventure. Carrying a battered suitcase containing several jars of marmalade and wearing a label round his neck that read "Please look after this bear", he stowed away on a ship bound for England. When he arrived at Paddington Station, the little bear was discovered by Mr and Mrs Brown who immediately christened him Paddington after the station and took him home with them. And there he has lived ever since. Paddington Bear continues to charm readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. -- Philippa ReeceReview:
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
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Book Description 1992-03-12., 1992. Book Condition: New. Collins. New edition. Hardcover. Book: GOOD. 32pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1712119