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A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Paddington, the most endearing bear from Darkest Peru, first charmed American audiences forty years ago. Now a new generation will surely be won over by Paddington's particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire.

The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway platform in London. He is sitting on a battered suitcase, wearing an odd-looking hat and a sign around his neck that reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." And that is just what they do, unaware that home will never be the same once Paddington becomes a member of the family. For an earnest, gentle, and well-meaning bear, poor Paddington has an absolute talent for getting into trouble.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Adventure, Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Michael Bond
Peggy Fortnum

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