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Bear Called Paddington Modern Classic Paperback – Apr 19 2001


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (April 19 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007112343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007112340
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 132 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,105,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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A lot of North American children have no idea who Paddington Bear is. It's a shame because the books are wonderful. Bought this to give as a birthday present and found myself reading it!
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By Omnes TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 20 2012
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When Mr and Ms Brown invited into their home a stowaway bear called Paddington, I don't think they, along with anybody, would have expected this marmalade-lover's adventures to have a great impact into their lives, and ours, nor that he would become, in our world that is, a popular character in children literature and British culture. Now I heard some cynical people around me (Mister and Miss Curry) calling Paddington Bear clumsy, dim-witted and the most stupid creature that the world has ever seen. However I think those cynical people are wrong and should take a note from this young bear's golden heart, decency and good manners.

It is in this book that we get to find Paddington's first adventures around London as he experiences adventures at the theater, in the Underground (or Subway),in a large shop, at the beach and at his new home. It is in this book that we get to see the most recurring characters and locations that occur in the Paddington Bear series like Portobello Market, Mr Gruber and I am very pleased that the Kindle edition hs kept Peggy Fortnum's original ink illustrations, which I am very fond of for their energy and the clear expressions of the characters.

In the end, this book is the first in the long classical series of Paddington Bear, who comes from Darkest Peru and who loves marmalade sandwiches.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hoins on Nov. 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laudine Fuld on Feb. 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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