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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.


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Michael Bond Books

  • Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ACGJL
    Paperback 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!
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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AUHCR
    Paperback
    The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike. "A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." 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 involved.
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  • Paddington's Guide to London

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AEAUZ
    Paperback 4 years +
    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.
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  • Paddington the Artist

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BUKII
    Paperback
    A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Paddington goes to an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to work on his own masterpieces. And it's not long before he sells some of his paintings to a mysterious art collector! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.
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  • Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AQWCC
    Other 3 years +
    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!
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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BRIZU
    Hardback
    "Things are always happening to me. I'm that sort of bear." PADDINGTON Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite gift edition. Unabridged and featuring beautiful colour drawings by the original illustrator, Peggy Fortnum, this is truly a book to be treasured. "A bear? On Paddington station?" Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. "Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!" 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 involved.
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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: APKDJ
    Hardback
    This exquisite collector's edition, celebrates the original, 1958, edition of the best-loved story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star. "A bear? On Paddington station?" Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. "Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!" 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 involved.
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  • Paddington at the Circus

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AUDGM
    Paperback 3 years +
    Find out what happens when the classic bear from Darkest Peru visits a circus and accidentally finds himself part of the act! The circus has come to town, and Paddington and the Browns have front row seats! But Paddington becomes anxious when he looks up and sees a man dangling from a rope by his ankles. Always ready to lend a paw, he rushes off to save the trapeze artist and as a result the circus is turned upside down! Paddington, however, comes out on top as the star of the show. For more than five decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world.
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  • Paddington Races Ahead

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AMCNM
    Paperback 7 years +
    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.
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  • Paddington at Work

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ADDWV
    Paperback 7 years +
    The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design. Paddington has a knack for 'smelling out things', and his sharp nose, supported by marmalade sandwiches, leads him into many adventures. Whether it's lending a paw to a famous Russian ballet dancer, or serving baked elastic instead of 'Baked Alaska' this unforgettable bear is as trouble-prone and funny as ever! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for fifty years.
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  • The Tales of Olga Da Polga

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AEWDD
    Paperback 5 years +
    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.
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  • Olga Follows Her Nose

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AMKBA
    Paperback 7 years +
    Lots of exciting things are happening in the Sawdust household, and Olga da Polga is right in the thick of them. First of all she finds a strange jigsaw puzzle that looks good enough to eat, and then she discovers a mysterious visitor in the garden who thinks that she looks good enough to eat! How is Olga going to get out of this sticky situation? More crazy schemes and outrageous tall tales from the fantastic Olga da Polga.
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  • The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BZMZM
    Hardback
    From the creator of Paddington Bear comes a tale of dastardly villains and unlikely tiny heroes... The Perk family live in a doll's house in a castle. The castle is their home - but when someone new with devious plans comes to rule the roost, will our family of mice come up trumps? Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.
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  • The Complete Adventures of Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BSVVY
    Hardback
    Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite volume, bringing together all fifteen of the classic novels about the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over sixty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, the complete collection of fifteen novels are brought together for the very first time in this beautifully illustrated keepsake book. A must-have for readers everywhere, to be treasured from generation to generation. This very special treasury contains: A Bear Called Paddington More About Paddington Paddington Helps Out Paddington Abroad Paddington at Large Paddington Marches On Paddington at Work Paddington Goes to Town Paddington Takes the Air Paddington on Top Paddington Takes the Test Paddington Here and Now Paddington Races Ahead Love from Paddington Paddington's Finest Hour
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  • Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BPKPX
    Other
    The classic story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington. Now available in board book format - perfect for tiny paws! Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station - Paddington Station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading `Please look after this bear'. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington. The Browns soon discover that Paddington is a most unusual bear, for ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around!
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  • Paddington's Finest Hour

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BOJDJ
    Paperback
    Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
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  • Paddington Here And Now

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BHHIX
    Paperback
    The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design. 'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.' Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Like the time he had a difficult encounter with a policeman or when he found himself in deep water with a newspaper reporter. But since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family who found him on Paddington station. Until one day, a surprise visitor arrives at thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is? In 2008 Michael Bond's first novel featuring the adventures of Paddington Bear celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Paddington's amazing ability to get into and out of trouble is at the heart of the countless stories that have been loved the world over ever since. However, it is many years since a new novel has been published, and in celebration of this landmark, Michael Bond has written the funniest and the most moving Paddington novel ever.
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  • The Tale of the Castle Mice

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AYESP
    Paperback 3 years +
    The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken away ...Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond, the author of Paddington Bear, and is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.
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  • Paddington's Finest Hour

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AYEMA
    Hardback
    Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist!
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  • It Wasn't Me!

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AXEWP
    Paperback
    Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer...Imagine almost burning down your school...Imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him. His teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But he thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig Monty to take for a walk...
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  • The Tale of the Castle Mice

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AUTSS
    Hardback 3 years +
    The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken away...Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond, the author of Paddington Bear, and is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.
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  • Olga da Polga

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AUISB
    Paperback 3 years +
    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 national treasure Michael Bond, with wonderful colour illustrations by Catherine Rayner and a dazzling design, this small format gift edition is perfect for young readers.
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  • Love from Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ASONV
    Paperback
    Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! Dear Aunt Lucy, I expect this will come as a great surprise to you, but not only have I arrived in England, but I have an address! I'm staying at number 32 Windsor Gardens and it isn't at all like the Home for Retired Bears...' This delightfully engaging series of letters from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy in Peru, follows his new experiences in London while showcasing his uniquely charming and hilarious take on the world. From stowing away on a ship, to working as a barber, there is certainly never a dull moment!
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  • Paddington at the Rainbow's End

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AQWCB
    Other 3 years +
    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. Paddington Bear loves all the colours of the rainbow. But after a long day shopping in town, there is one particular colour that he likes above all others...Pre-schoolers will love learning about colours with the help of Paddington!
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