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A Bear Called Paddington | [Michael Bond]

A Bear Called Paddington

Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
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Publisher's Summary

Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

©1958, 1986 Michael Bond; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

2005 Audie Award Nominee, Kids' Titles, Ages Up to 8

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    R. S. Silverman 07-28-13 Member Since 2012

    gingicat

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    "Delightful storytelling."
    What made the experience of listening to A Bear Called Paddington the most enjoyable?

    Stephen Fry's variety of voices and accents very much enrich the adventures of Paddington in the odd new world of London. I love that I'm able to introduce this classic to the kids with his voice.


    What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Stephen Fry's variety of voices and accents very much enrich the adventures of Paddington in the odd new world of London.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but we've been saving it for car rides with the kids.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi RALEIGH, NC, United States 01-11-12
    Heidi RALEIGH, NC, United States 01-11-12
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    "Love this book."
    What did you love best about A Bear Called Paddington?

    My daughter liked all the trouble Paddington gets into.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bear Called Paddington?

    My daughter loved the part where there was trouble on the escalator.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    marina 09-25-14
    marina 09-25-14
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    "Wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Bear Called Paddington to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version.


    Any additional comments?

    Stephen Fry reads this beautifully and it is so funny. My 4 year old is entranced.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annissa 10-17-13
    Annissa 10-17-13 Member Since 2012

    I like Doctor Who.

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    "Still loveable after all these years!"

    When I was in third grade, my teacher, Mr. Merrick, read Paddington to the class and I remember laughing out loud to his exploits. Now that I have a child of my own, I wanted him to have those same experiences. At first, my son wasn't particularly interested, but after about three chapters, I noticed he was becoming completely immersed in the story. He laughed out loud at the end of each chapter and when the book was finished, he begged for more. I downloaded the second book today and I'm looking forward to hearing him laugh at Paddington once more.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Esther 04-19-15
    Esther 04-19-15
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    "loved it"

    the book is very well written,
    the narater did an awesome job at bringing the characters to live.
    i enjoyed it a lot

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie LaPlante 03-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "kids loved it"

    this was a cute, friendly, kids story. we loved it. narrator has a thick British accent, but kids so understood it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. REYES Newton, ma 02-28-15
    J. REYES Newton, ma 02-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely story"

    My kids loved it . Can't wait to listen to the next one!
    I highly recommend it.
    Great characters , nice pace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LJN 02-25-15
    LJN 02-25-15
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    "Loved Paddington as a kid."

    Loved Paddington as a kid. My 6 year old loved it too. Great narration.laugh out loud in parts. Very good

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    JMoMomma 02-02-15
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    "Review by mom and 4-year-old son"

    Johnnie: I liked all of it. I thought it was funny when Paddington yelled "Help, Help" and thought he was going to drown in the bath.
    Mom: Fun to listen to, Johnnie was disappointed when the story ended. Stephen Fry was a delightful narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mouse Art LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, US 10-11-14
    Mouse Art LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, US 10-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great for any age."
    Would you listen to A Bear Called Paddington again? Why?

    Probably not, I enjoyed it the first time very much but I have many more books I want to read.


    What other book might you compare A Bear Called Paddington to and why?

    It is unique.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone with a heart should love Paddington, from youngest child to elderly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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