Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Michael Bond (1) [1926–2017]

This page covers the author of A Bear Called Paddington.

For other authors named Michael Bond, see the disambiguation page.

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
19,667 (19,836)200954 (3.99)100
Thomas Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England on January 13, 1926. He dropped out of school at the age of 14. During World War II, he served in both the Royal Air Force and the British Army. He sold his first short story in 1945 to the magazine London Opinion. Over the next decade, he had numerous short stories published and radio plays performed. After the war, he joined the BBC Radio and later worked for BBC-TV as a cameraman from 1947 to 1965. He gave his wife a teddy bear for Christmas in 1956. She it named Paddington after the London train station near their home. His first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958. He became a full-time author in 1965. He wrote more than 25 Paddington books including Paddington Here and Now and Paddington's Finest Hour. He chronicled his life with Paddington in his autobiography, Bears and Forebears. His other works included A Day by the Sea, Something Nasty in the Kitchen, and Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint. He was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1997 and then a commander of the order in 2015, for services to children's literature. He died after a short illness on June 27, 2017 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from A Bear Called Paddington
… (more)
A Bear Called Paddington 3,400 copies, 65 reviews
Paddington Bear 1,342 copies, 19 reviews
More About Paddington 1,044 copies, 10 reviews
Paddington Helps Out 972 copies, 5 reviews
Paddington at Large 885 copies, 3 reviews
Paddington at Work 672 copies, 3 reviews
Paddington Abroad 654 copies, 4 reviews
Paddington Marches On 614 copies, 4 reviews
Paddington Goes to Town 515 copies, 4 reviews
Paddington Takes the Air 458 copies, 2 reviews
The Tales of Olga da Polga 447 copies, 3 reviews
Paddington Takes the Test 287 copies, 1 review
Paddington at the Circus 278 copies, 4 reviews
Paddington Bear in the Garden 268 copies, 3 reviews
Paddington Here and Now 263 copies, 3 reviews
Paddington Treasury 230 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington Sets Sail 160 copies, 1 review
Paddington's ABC 156 copies
Love from Paddington 150 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington at the Tower 145 copies, 1 review
Monsieur Pamplemousse 145 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington's Opposites 129 copies, 1 review
Paddington at the Zoo 128 copies, 1 review
Paddington's 123 121 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington's Colors 111 copies, 1 review
Paddington at the Seashore 90 copies, 1 review
Paddington's Prize Picture 90 copies, 1 review
Paddington Races Ahead 87 copies, 1 review
Paddington and the Magic Trick 87 copies, 1 review
Olga Carries On 77 copies
Paddington and the Grand Tour 73 copies, 1 review
Paddington at the Beach 72 copies, 4 reviews
Michael Bond's Book of Bears 71 copies, 1 review
Monsieur Pamplemousse Aloft 66 copies, 1 review
Paddington Bear All Day 62 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington's New Room 53 copies, 1 review
Olga Takes Charge 46 copies, 1 review
Paddington Bear Goes to Market 46 copies, 1 review
Paddington's Busy Day 34 copies, 1 review
Paddington's Suitcase 30 copies, 1 review
Paddington at the Barber Shop 28 copies, 1 review
Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat 25 copies, 1 review
Thursday Ahoy! 23 copies
The Herbs 1 copy
Paddington 1 copy
Paddington ist krank 1 copy, 1 review
Ten Tales of Christmas (Contributor) 126 copies, 3 reviews
Galaxy (Contributor) 3 copies

Michael Bond has 39 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography

Member ratings

Average: (3.99)
0.5 1
1 6
1.5 2
2 64
2.5 20
3 368
3.5 68
4 583
4.5 66
5 532

Author pictures (2)


(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

"Michael Bond" is composed of at least 4 distinct authors, divided by their works. You can edit the division.

Name disambiguation

Go to the disambiguation page to edit author name combination and separation.


Michael Bond is composed of 4 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 173,836,017 books! | Top bar: Always visible