Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Paddington Here and Now, by Michael Bond

It was a half-century ago that Paddington Bear arrived from darkest Peru and was found at Paddington station in London. The Browns took him home to live with them, and there has never been a dull moment at number 32 Windsor Gardens. Fifty years of marmalade sandwiches later, Paddington Here and Now, by Michael Bond, is just in time for the anniversary.
"Things happen to me: I'm that sort of a bear," Paddington explains, so funny adventures happen every day because he takes things literally. Michael Bond comments: "One of the very nice things about chronicling Paddington's adventures is that although the world has changed considerably..., he remains exactly the same; eternally optimistic and ever open to what life has to offer. It makes writing the stories a pleasure."

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