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A Bear Called Paddington
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A Bear Called Paddington

'A bear on Paddington Station?' said Mrs Brown in amazement. 'Don't be silly – there can't be.' The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.

'A bear on Paddington Station?' said Mrs Brown in amazement. 'Don't be silly – there can't be.' The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.

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  • Michael Bond was born in Newbury and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He worked as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Please look after this bear. Thus begins the classic children's story, written in 1958, of a bear from darkest Peru, picked up by the Brown family at Paddington Station. Michael Bond's story is indubitably British, and Stephen Fry's Paddington is delightfully grave and proper, earnestly well-meaning in spite of his frequent misadventures both domestic and around London. Fry is facile with myriad British accents from Cockney cabbies to Portobello Road shopkeepers, and his comic timing and subtle delivery accentuate the book's sly humor. A welcome bonus: CD tracks are clearly marked, making it easy to resume where one leaves off or to locate a favorite chapter. Settle in with a cuppa and some toast and marmalade and queue up the CD player for perfect family listening. J.M.D. 2006 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
  • The Bookseller Michael Bond's accident-prone bear ... has become one of the most enduring of children's characters'
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