A Bear Called Paddington Hardcover - 2014
by Michael Bond
Paddington first charmed American audiences 40 years ago. Now a new generation will be won over by Paddington's particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire. Illustrations.
About this book
From the publisher
The classic novel about Paddington--who's now a major movie star!
Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is the first novel by Michael Bond, chronicling the adventures of this lovable bear. Paddington has charmed readers for generations with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand-new edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.
From the rear cover
The stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all around the world for over 50 years.
"A bear? In Paddington Station?"
Mrs. Brown looked at her husband in amazement.
"Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!"
Paddington Bear had just traveled all the way from Peru when the Brown family first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when Paddington is involved.
First edition identification
A Bear Called Paddington was first published in London by Collins in 1958 with a blue and white dust jacket. The first US edition was printed by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, in 1960, with a bright yellow dustwrapper with the title in various colors.
- Title A Bear Called Paddington
- Author Michael Bond
- Series Paddington
- Binding Hardcover
- Condition Acceptable
- Pages 176
- Volumes 1
- Language ENG
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Date 2014
- Illustrated Yes
- Bookseller's Inventory # G0062312189I5N11
- ISBN 9780062312181 / 0062312189
- Weight 0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)
- Dimensions 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 in (20.07 x 13.21 x 1.78 cm)
- Ages 07 to 10 years
- Grade levels 2 - 5
- Reading level 750
- Cultural Region: British
- Library of Congress Catalog Number 2013956796
- Dewey Decimal Code FIC
- Fiction & Literature Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy
- Children & Juvenile Juvenile & Young Adult Juvenile Fiction & Literature
- Entertainment Weekly, 11/14/2014, Page 110
- School Library Journal, 01/01/2015, Page 61