In this revised edition of Paddington on Top, our favorite bear finds himself caught up in seven fresh and lively adventures, taking him from school to water skis and beyond. Paddington"s trademark innocence and determination are sure to delight readers of all ages and prove again and again that this is one bear who"s bound to come out on top.
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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.
Peggy Fortnum worked as an art teacher, painter, and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator. She has illustrated nearly sixty-five books to date. Ms. Fortnum resides in Essex, England.Review:
In PADDINGTON ON TOP [Paddington] attends school (briefly), cleans up’ a neighbor’s house, visits the law courts, learns water skiing even hang gliding tries muscle-building, plays rugby football, and goes shopping. Each incident is, of course, a blessed disaster. Strictly for children but who does not qualify?” Christian Science Monitor
Vintage Paddington . . . and lovable as ever." Kirkus Reviews
"Throughout, [Paddington] is able, as always, to turn his mishaps into success and come out on top." Booklist Booklist, ALA
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Book Description Fontana Lions, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006712274