We might have known that the truant officer was bound to catch up
with Paddington some day. Once he hears that the school day begins
with "taking the roll" Paddington is positively looking forward to
his matriculation, but his good manners and logic soon prove him
unfit to be a student ("I'm not familiar with your Aunt Lucy's
curriculum." . . . "I'll show you a picture of her if you like").
With the same imperturbable dignity, Paddington testifies in court
and sees one of his marmalade sandwiches entered as Exhibit A;
sells his interest in a mail order exercise gadget to Mr. Curry;
learns water skiing; and helps the Peruvian reserves score in a
rugby match. There's even a surprise visit from Aunt Lucy, on
vacation from the Home for Retired Bears in Lima. Funniest of all
are the reactions of strangers to meeting a bear in a duffle coat;
one quick-witted salesman rises to the occasion, saying "It's nice
when you have a picture of someone in your mind and they turn out
exactly as you expected." These adventures turned out exactly as we
expected - vintage Paddington, puns and all. . . and lovable as
ever. (Kirkus Reviews)
To celebrate Paddington Bear’s 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star!
“Goodness gracious!” cried Mrs Bird. “What on earth’s that bear doing now?”
Nothing is ever straightforward where Paddington is concerned. Whether he’s going to school, visiting the seaside or attempting to keep fit - one thing always leads to another.
For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
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