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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 Little Library

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: PDO2
    Collection Toddlers
    (2)
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
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  • Paddington's Suitcase Collection - 8 Books

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ALKOA
    Collection 3 years +
    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
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  • Paddington: Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories Audio

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BHMTO
    Audio 5 years +
    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.
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  • Paddington: A Day at the Seaside & Other Stories Audio

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BFOAL
    Audio 5 years +
    Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here's Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he's playing in the sand, going to the theatre, picnicking on the river or enjoying Christmas Day, you can be sure life will be full of surprises! The stories are 'A Day at the Seaside', 'Pantomime Time', 'A Picnic on the River' and 'Paddington's Christmas.' Introduced by Michael Hordern, who narrated the original BBC TV series Paddington. 1 CD. 1 hr.
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  • The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ABHHT
    Audio 3 years +
    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.
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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'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's London Treasury

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ADEIR
    Paperback 3 years +
    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
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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

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ACGJL
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
    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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  • 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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  • 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 and the Christmas Surprise

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ADDVZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    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!
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  • Olga Meets Her Match

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AMJKB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Olga da Polga goes visiting and meets Boris, a Russian guinea-pig. Olga and Boris become firm friends and Olga is surprised to discover that Boris can tell even taller tales than she can! Soon the time comes for her to return to her own garden, but Olga doesn't mind - she can't wait to tell all the other animals about her trip and to give them a demonstration of her Russian dancing skills ...
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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 Moves House

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: AMKXX
    Paperback 7 years +
    Olga is delighted when the Sawdust family move her inside their house for the winter. She has her own box in the corner of the dining room where she spends her days watching the comings and goings in the house. But when she decides to do a spot of decorating, things don't go according to plan ...More fun and mayhem from the outrageous Olga da Polga and all her garden friends.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best-Loved Paddington Stories

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: BCVAW
    Paperback 3 years +
    Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Paddington is now a major movie star! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington Goes to Hospital, Paddington at the Circus and Paddington Goes for Gold.
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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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