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.
"For all those who grew up with Paddington Bear-and for those currently growing up with him-this new offering will be a lovely little addition to your collection" - Time Out PRAISE FOR PADDINGTON: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry 'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller "Michael Bond is a national treasure" The Telegraph
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and attended Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.