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A Bear Named Paddington (1958)

by Michael Bond

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Series: Paddington (1)

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A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.
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This is a collection of mildly amusing tales about a small bear who comes to live with a family in London.

I recall reading this years ago and being just as underwhelmed at the time. Upon my reread I found the title character's antics irritating and quickly lost interest in the book. If I'd read this when I was a child I might have enjoyed it more. ( )
  fuzzi | Feb 28, 2021 |
Oh, wow! I did not expect such cheek (Mr. Brown struggling to stifle laughter at the misfortune of their foul neighbor) or such a fun process to how Paddington always ends up in a pickle. There's such a unique warmth and quirk to these stories. It's also quite funny! The adults are all so entertaining with their little quips, especially Mrs. Bird's prickliness. I honestly had no idea the original Paddington story wasn't a picture book (there are some drawings, though). ( )
  JumbaJustine | Oct 15, 2020 |
Such a delightful book. My daughter enjoyed it, too. ( )
  DKnight0918 | Sep 12, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
It's been too long since I last read this, but I've always loved the Paddington books. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Michael Bondprimary authorall editionscalculated
Fortnum, PeggyIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rossich, MariaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Alley, R.W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aronescu, SandaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fortnum, PeggyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoekstra, Han G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Horden, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Needham, PeterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Piotrowski, KazimierzTł.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenfjord, Jo GiæverOvers.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mr and Mrs Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform.
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Things are always happening to me. I'm that sort of bear.
He was just thinking what a lot of excitement pressing one small button could cause when a heavy hand descended on his shoulder.
Paddington had a very persistent stare when he cared to use it. It was a very powerful stare. One which his Aunt Lucy had taught him and which he kept for special occasions.
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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ISBN 0907486940 is titled A Bear Called Paddington, but it is for an omnibus with 5 of the novels.
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A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.

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Contains:
Chapter One: PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR
Chapter Two: A BEAR IN HOT WATER
Chapter Three: PADDINGTON GOES UNDERGROUND
Chapter Four: A SHOPPING EXPEDITION
Chapter Five: PADDINGTON AND THE "OLD MASTER"
Chapter Six: A VISIT TO THE THEATER
Chapter Seven: ADVENTURE AT THE SEASIDE
Chapter Eight: A DISAPPEARING TRICK.
замечательная книжка для вечернего чтения детям -- дочь слушала взапой, переспрашивала и просила показать картинки, похоже станет любимой книгой для вечернего чтения
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Peruvian Bear
Polite yet accident prone
Moves to the UK
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