Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new, illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! "My legs are a bit short for the pole vault!" repeated Paddington hotly. "But they've always been that way." Somehow Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. There's never a dull moment when a certain bear is around! Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.
©2012 Michael Bond (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"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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