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Paddington Abroad by Michael Bond
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Paddington Abroad (1961)

by Michael Bond

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Series: Paddington (4)

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Paddington's adventures continue, with one subtle difference. After three books of Paddington misunderstanding the basic day-to-day life of post-war Britain, most of this book is taken up with the Browns' holiday in France. For the first time, the child reader misses out on much of the vicarious pleasure of being "ahead" of Paddington, and Michael Bond seems to try and compensate by making his little calamities overly simplistic and even stereotyped. It's all as gentle and sweet as usual but somehow less fun. The best story by far is "A Visit to the Bank," a wholly London-based pile-up comedy of errors in which Paddington empties his savings account only to discover that all his nice polished coinage has been "replaced," and interest on one pound, three shillings and sixpence simply isn't very interesting! ( )
  saroz | Dec 22, 2015 |
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Michael Bondprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fortnum, PeggyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoekstra, Han G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Contains: PADDINGTON PREPARES, A VISIT TO THE BANK, TROUBLE AT THE AIRPORT, PADDINGTON SAVES THE DAY, PADDINGTON AND THE `PARDON', A SPOT OF FISHING, PADDINGTON TAKES TO THE ROAD
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The Browns are going abroad, and Paddington considers a holiday in France is not to be taken lightly, So he packs a disguise outfit, his magic set and a map of France printed on a tea towel. Paddington is in charge of the "EYETINNERY" and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, "There's no knowing where we might end up." But he's planning some very good holiday 'doings' indeed for the Browns. And Paddington himself becomes the only bear ever to ride in the famous Tour de France bicycle race -- and win a prize!

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Paddington and the Brown family have a series of misadventures on their vacation in France.

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