More about Paddington

More about Paddington

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Paddington Bear becomes a celebrity when he takes portraits of the Brown family with a very old camera. Thanks to the unique results, a local shop puts the photos on display. And that's just the first adventure this extraordinary bear finds himself in. From wallpapering to mystery-solving, Paddington does it all with the sense of wonder and playful charm that readers have come to love.

First published in 1959, More about Paddington is the second novel by Michael Bond chronicling the adventures of this classic character. Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand-new paper-over-board edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060763374
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2007
Series: Paddington Bear Series
Edition description: Unabridged, 2 CDs, 2 hrs. 30 min.
Sales rank: 636,675
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Bond began chronicling Paddington’s adventures in his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, published in 1958. Fortunately, bears don’t need much encouragement, and Paddington has since filled the pages of twelve further novels, a variety of picture books, and many other projects written for the young at heart.

Stephen Fry was born in London in 1957 and educated at Stout's Hill, Uppingham, and Queens' College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he joined the Footlights, where he first met Hugh Laurie. He has numerous television appearances to his credit, most notably, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, QI, and House. Major film roles include Peter in Peter's Friends (1990) and Oscar Wilde in Wilde (1997); in the realm of television, his critically acclaimed The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive won an Emmy. He is the author of the best selling novels The Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History, and Revenge: A Novel, as well as the highly acclaimed autobiography Moab Is My Washpot and, in 2005, a well-received guide to writing poetry, The Ode Less Travelled.

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More about Paddington 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
More fun adventures of Paddington Bear. I especially liked the chapter where he decorates his room. Seriously - I feel like that sometimes when I'm doing some DIY. Some days nothing goes right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think adults as well as children can't help but fall in love with Paddington
Marshall Rogers More than 1 year ago
Another well-written story in the Paddington Bear series...Bond continues to paint a great picture when telling the story...I find the story easy to visualize! The book is bound well, and looks to last for years.
gaele More than 1 year ago
A perennial favorite since first released in 1959, Michael Bond has hit upon a story that is sure to please many.  One step more difficult in reading level than the Pooh stories, Paddington’s tales are perfect for devouring all at once, or that one chapter before bed.  Paddington is a bear from deepest darkest Peru, arriving in London with a tag on his coat-toggle requesting that someone ‘please take care of this bear”.  Fortunately he was found by the Browns: Mr. and Mrs. Brown, their two children Jonathan and Judy, and their housekeeper, Mrs. Bird.  What started as a ‘temporary arrangement’ is now quite solidified, and Paddington is a member of the family, albeit not leaving for boarding school with the Brown children.  In this installment, Paddington is up to his usual hijinks: although to be perfectly fair, he isn’t intending them to be so difficult. It’s the paws you see: while Paddington is in most ways the average 10 year old (or thereabouts) boy, he isn’t a boy, he’s a bear, and bear’s paws are not as facile as human 10 year old boy hands.   With his penchant for marmalade and a love of sweet buns, to his insatiable curiosity fueled by his friend Mr. Gruber who runs a small  shop downtown, Paddington is in to all sorts of adventures.  From Photography to snowman building, gathering pennies for the Guy and even helping to redecorate the spare room which is to become his very own room, Paddington’s intentions are good, even as the results aren’t always as planned.  With postcards about his life sent to his Aunt Lucy in Peru, lots of heart and some rather tangled adventures, Paddington is sure to become a favorite.  The re-released version also has some wonderful pen and ink illustrations from Peggy Fortnum: these are lovely additions that enhance the stories, providing visual references and a lightness, infused with humor and expressions on Paddington’s face that range from determined to puzzled, as you travel through the story.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review:  all conclusions are my own responsibility.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
When our boys were young, we checked several individual Paddington Bear stories out of the library to read to them and to let them look at. Then when our younger son Jeremy was little, I bought a couple of Paddington story books, A Bear Called Paddington which was the first one, and Paddington at Large, a later one. In fact, Bond wrote at least twelve books containing stories about Paddington Bear, who emigrated to London, England, when his Aunt Lucy, with whom he had lived in Darkest Peru, went to live in the Home for Retired Bears, and arrived at Paddington Station to be adopted by the Browns. These books are not novels as such but collections of stories about Paddington, although the stories are interconnected. In More About Paddington, which I found at a used curriculum sale, the young bear learns how to take pictures, decorate his room, do detective work, celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (with fireworks no less), play in the snow, go Christmas shopping, and enjoy the Christmas holidays. I must be honest. Even though these are children's books, I like to read them. They are fun. The amusing predicaments into which Paddington gets or finds himself are such that not only will children be tickled by them but also adults will appreciate them as well. And even though Jeremy is now fourteen, when I did this as a bedtime read aloud, he said that it was great.