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A Bear Called Paddington Paperback – October 29, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Series: Paddington Bear
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Revised edition (October 29, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618150714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618150717
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #959,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington--a most endearing bear from Darkest Peru--on a railway platform in London. A sign hanging around his neck said, "Please look after this bear. Thank you" So that is just what they did.

From the very first night when he attempted his first bath and ended up nearly flooding the house, Paddington was seldom far from imminent disaster. Jonathan and Judy were delighted with this havoc and even Mr. and Mrs. Brown had to admit that life seemed to be more filled with adventure when there was a bear in the house. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Good, solid literature for all ages.
Barbara West
For anyone that loved Paddington as a child, this is a great book to read to your own children or grandchildren.
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These stories are perfect for bedtime.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hoins on November 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most delightful children's books ever. I listened to my mom (Ann)read the Paddington books to my younger brother and was hooked. When I was younger, I remember my mom telling me about the bear on tv who liked marmalade but was never interested in him until I heard the stories. The stories often ended in tears- we would laugh so much. Well, I guess this is less of a review than it is a recommendation. With all of the worthless children's literature out there, this one stands out.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Classic story of Paddington the Bear who comes to live with the Brown family in London. Most children know the stuffed animal but haven't heard the escapades. This issus is a welcome addition to children's libraries. Very good, humorous, fun animals, with good black and white illustrations. Recommended for K through the 4th grade students.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stella DeBarros on November 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
My daughter read this book for school and truly enjoyed it. Although only 8 and there were some challenging words and concepts, she was enamored with Paddington and all his silly antics. Now the stuffed animal has better meaning for all of us at home.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 7, 1998
Format: Turtleback
I haven't read "A Bear called Paddington" since I was a kid. I love this book! Paddington reminds me of childhood and what it's supposed to be about. Paddington definitely gets into a LOT of trouble, but he's so adorable and innocent, that his trouble is more like an adventure. I like the fact that the Browns love him for who he is, trouble and all. He's just too loveable to kick out of the house!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Winnie the Pooh and friends have been perfectly fine as characters in the kids' early picture books. Calm, cheerful, mildly message driven, and with just the right touch of silliness and adventure. But, they can only carry you so far.

Enter Paddington. A very similar vibe, but more advanced character, story, vocabulary and concept. And how many early reader/read-to/read-with books can you call charming and droll? And never dopey, (and I mean you, Amelia Bedelia), or cranky or precociously rude.

Now sometimes we want silliness or adventure or broad jokes or fantasy, but for some of the quieter times, this really does have an honored place.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Rogers on March 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This proved to be a wonderful purchase. The stories are entertaining for both parents and children and are perfect for long car trips. Excellent alternative when you don't want the kids in front of the television.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hancock on October 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
We LOVE this CD set! I bought it 2 years ago for my daughter to listen to for naps and bedtime, and now at age 5 she's STILL asking for it every night.

I like the fact that both CDs are over an hour long, she likes that there are several stories on each CD to keep her attention. The plots aren't too complicated for her to follow, but they do force her to pay attention and focus on the cd, which is key for naptime. :) Stephen Fry's voice is wonderfully soothing to listen to, and he does a great job of distinguishing between the various characters -- key for books on CD!

As she's gotten older Caroline has begun to appreciate some of the silliness that is Paddington, but the stories are nicely entertaining even without that element. We parents don't mind listening to Paddington in the car when we're on trips. All in all, I say this CD set is well worth this money, it's one that will really grow with you!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laudine Fuld on February 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
He is so clumsy, that anyone will laugh. I read all of the Paddington books I could find as a kid, and I read them again as I got older. And I would read them again, and again and again. This is a very good reason to have kids, so you can buy this book. Too bad he has become some sort of commercial bear, he is much greater as a little clumsy bear trying to please all the people.
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