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Michael Bond

Born on 13 January, 1926 in Newbury, Berkshire, Michael Bond grew up in Reading and published his first Paddington Bear book, A Bear Called Paddington, in 1958. The first of many novels, the famous marmalade-loving bear has also starred in picture books, TV shows and a hit film.

Michael started writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine in the same year. He was awarded an OBE for services to Children's Literature in 1997 and awarded a CBE in 2015.



Michael Bond Books

  • Paddington Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007968213 - Michael Bond
    PADN 3 years +
    3 years +
    (6)
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    This collection brings together 10 of much-missed author Michael Bond's most beloved Paddington stories.

    These funny picture books follow the marmalade-loving bear from Peru on gentle adventures that range from his arrival at Paddington Station, complete with a suitcase bearing the note 'Please look after this bear', to a fun day at the carnival.

    With all the books featuring R.W. Alley's iconic artwork, this is the perfect collection for any family excited about the second Paddington film starring Ben Whishaw and Hugh Bonneville. As you read the stories, you'll quickly realise why Paddington was described by Stephen Fry as a 'national treasure'.
    Format: paperback
  • PDSP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Paddington Bear has delighted so many readers with his gentle adventures for 60 years now and the two recent hit films have made him a firm favourite with a whole new generation. This is a brand new story featuring the marmalade-loving bear.

    Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a special outing to St Paul's Cathedral. But when they get there, there are far too many surprises - and then Paddington's mistaken for a choir bear! His unexpected rehearsal doesn't quite go to plan...

    Written by the much-missed Michael Bond and beautifully illustrated by R.W. Alley, this is a perfect picture book.
  • Paddington Little Library - Collection - 9780008195809 - Michael Bond
    PDO2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This is a little library full of four Paddington stories for any fan of the marmalade-loving bear.

    The little board books follow Paddington as he travels all the way from Peru to London to meet the Brown family and go on all sorts of fun adventures.

    The size and format of these little books make them ideal for younger Paddington fans.
  • ALKOA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Enjoy eight delightful Paddington story books in this special gift edition suitcase. Children's favourite, Paddington Bear is a distinguished small bear of earnest good intentions who gets drawn into mishap and adventure at every turn. Thankfully his great sense of logic and determination manage to get him out of most scrapes, albeit in perhaps some rather unconventional ways. Find out what happens when Paddington gets all the wrong kind of attention at the zoo, how he skyrockets on a funfair ride and how he 'helps out' around the house...with messy results! The Paddington books contained in the suitcase are: Paddington and the Busy Day Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow Paddington at the Fair Paddington at the Palace Paddington at the Zoo Paddington Minds the House Paddington the Artist
  • CPD2 4 years +
    4 years +
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    In Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington, Mr and Mrs Brown stumble across a small, polite bear in Paddington Station with a label around his neck which reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." It's the start of lots of hilarious stories in which Paddington Bear encounters all kinds of adventures, leaving his inimitable sticky imprint wherever he goes. The ultimate in funny and endearing classic chapter books to read with children aged five and older!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • BHMTO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Four charming tales starring the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stories are: 'Please Look After This Bear', 'A Bear in Hot Water', 'A Disappearing Trick' and 'Paddington and the Amateur Dramatics.' 'Please look after this bear' said the label around Paddington's neck, so the Brown family take him home and do just that. Life with Paddington, however, is full of surprises - as you'll find out in these four great dramatised stories! 1 CD. 50 mins.
  • ACGJL 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Michael Bond's lovable bear has a huge fan base among young readers and their parents.

    Paddington has travelled all the way from darkest Peru and is rescued by the kindly Brown family, who quickly discover that the charming little bear is a bit of a trouble-magnet!

    Paddington's antics are guaranteed to get youngsters from 3+ chuckling!
  • AKTTA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Three favourite stories of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Carnival and Paddington and the Grand Tour. Whether he is gardening, walking along the canal, or seeing the sights of London - as always - there is never a dull moment when Paddington is around!
  • Paddington Fiction Collection - 13 Books - Collection - 9780007943609 - Michael Bond
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    7 years +
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    Michael Bond's lovable, marmalade-loving bear has a huge fan base among young readers and their parents - and with the Paddington film having introduced the polite Peruvian bear to an entire new generation, there has never been a better time to relive the classic adventures of Paddington!

    Having travelled all the way from deepest, darkest Peru, Paddington is rescued by the kindly Brown family, who quickly discover that the charming little bear is a little bit of a trouble-magnet! Paddington's antics are guaranteed to get children aged 7 and over chuckling!

    Complete with Peggy Fortnum's original Paddington illustrations, this 13-book collection is essential reading for any little one who loved the film and wants to find out where the story came from - or for adults who wish to reacquaint themselves with Paddington's original adventures.
  • AMCNM 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, 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 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.
  • APHAZ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain - since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by the beloved Michael Bond, with wonderful colour illustrations by Catherine Rayner and a dazzling design, this is a gift edition for young readers to treasure.
  • ABHHT 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.

    To celebrate his enduring popularity, six of his best-loved stories are brought together in one lavish audiobook volume, truly to be treasured.

    This sumptuous CD treasury brings together six of the Paddington's most popular stories: Paddington, Paddington at the Zoo, Paddington at the Palace, Paddington in the Garden, Paddington and the Marmalade Maze and Paddington the Artist.
  • AANZK 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £14.89
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    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, six best-loved classic picture books are brought together in one lavish volume, truly to be treasured. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same! for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. This sumptuous treasury brings together six of the most popular stories: Paddington Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington in the Garden Paddington and the Marmalaze Maze Paddington the Artist
  • ADDVZ 5 years +
    5 years +
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    New edition of this funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. Paddington Bear knows just what he wants for Christmas and is anxious to make sure Santa Claus knows too. A trip to Santa's grotto at the department store is his perfect chance to make his wishes known -- but not everything goes quite according to plan!
  • ADEIR 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. Now four of the best-loved classic London picture books are brought together in one volume. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same! for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. This fun-filled treasury brings together four of Paddington hilarious London-based picture book adventures for the first time. Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington and the Marmalaze Maze Paddngton and the Grand Tour
  • ADDUK 3 years +
    3 years +
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    When Paddington hears that he his going to visit the zoo he is very excited and makes 6 marmalade sandwiches to take with him in honour of the occasion. But at the zoo things don't go to plan. There are some very fierce, not to mention hungry animals there. It is not Paddington they are after though, it is his elevenses!
  • AEWDD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain - since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by the beloved Michael Bond, with wonderful illustrations by Catherine Rayner, this is a gift edition for young readers to treasure.
  • AKHYA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £28.00
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    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, eleven classic novels (complete and unabridged) are brought together in one lavish slipcased volume, truly to be treasured. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for things just seem to happen to Paddington. Wherever there is excitement to be found, a flooded bathroom, menacing dumplings, or a bear overboard, Paddington is never far from the scene...This very special treasury brings together eleven of the original Paddington stories delicately illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, making an exquisite keepsake gift.
  • AEPUI Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with rather sticky results! Paddington is in high competitive spirits when he accompanies the Brown family to a local sports day. But whether he,s putting the shot, helping Jonathan and Judy get ready for the three-legged race, or taking part in a relay, nothing goes quite as planned. Will a gold medal ever be within Paddington,s reach?
  • AEAUZ 4 years +
    4 years +
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    A bear's eye view of London as told by the classic, best-loved character from Darkest Peru. Paddington unveils his adopted home as only Paddington can. From the station itself (the start of it all) and on through all the major London destinations (with some surprising detours en route) this is a guide certain to entertain and enlighten the whole family. With plenty of anecdotes and stops for refreshments along the way, Paddington's London will guide visitors and London dwellers alike, young and old, families, couples, friends and solitary explorers to a London that is rich, exciting, fascinating and fun.
  • ACFWM
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    Paddington -- the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru -- is back in these fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Michael Bond! Celebrating 50 years of the nations favourite bear. Enjoy Paddington in these three classic stories including 'A Bear Called Paddington', 'More about Paddington' and 'Here and Now'. Read by Stephen Fry enjoy these classic childrens stories about our intrepid furry hero from Darkest Peru!!!
  • APKCY Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    A funny, festive story about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. Now available in board book format - perfect for little hands! When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perfect present for a bear like Paddington? Join Paddington on his festive adventure as he discovers why Santa Claus makes everyone's Christmas so special.
  • AQWCC 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. When Paddington Bear goes to town looking for different shapes, he soon discovers that some are much longer-lasting than others...especially if they happen to be very tasty! Pre-schoolers will love identifying shapes on this journey with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!
  • AQHEL 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £19.79
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    Enjoy six hilarious picture books, all about Paddington - the nation's favourite bear, now a major movie star - in this special gift edition suitcase with carry-along handle. Paddington Bear is a distinguished small bear of earnest good intentions who gets drawn into mishap and adventure at every turn. Thankfully his great sense of logic and determination manage to get him out of most scrapes, albeit in perhaps some rather unconventional ways. Find out what happens when Paddington gets all the wrong kind of attention at the zoo, how he finds his way out of a maze, and how he 'helps out' around the house...with messy results! The Paddington books contained in the suitcase are: Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow Paddington at the Palace Paddington at the Zoo Paddington Minds the House Paddington the Artist