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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON by Michael Bond

A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

By Michael Bond

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1960
ISBN: 0618150714
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

English children have been acquainted with Paddington for some time and love the small bear who was taught by his aunt in Darkest Peru to speak English- but apparently wasn't taught how to live in polite society. Now for the first time, Paddington is being introduced to American children. Utter and lovable nonsense this- but somehow one reads with enchantment and credulity about Paddington and his marmalade, Paddington and the sticky cream buns, Paddington and a succession of mishaps, all in good faith. It's all very English- but then so are Alice and Mary Poppins and Peter Pan and a host of other favorites of makebelieve. Illustrated in line by Peggy Fortnum. This is the sort of book best shared in a family read aloud.