Paddington
Michael Bond, Illustrated by R. W. Alley, Read by Paul Vaughan

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Narrated By: Paul Vaughan

Duration: 15 minutes

What to expect

The classic story of a much-loved bear – Paddington!

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 promptly 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. Ordinary things – like having a bath – become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.

Genre

Children's picture books, Picture books: character books

Listen to a sample

Praise for the Paddington series:

‘I’ve always had great respect for Paddington… He is a British institution.’ Stephen Fry

‘Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children’s literature.’ The Teacher

‘Michael Bond’s accident-prone bear…has become one of the most enduring of children’s characters.’ The Bookseller