The Classic Adventures of Paddington by Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum (Illustrator)

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The Classic Adventures of Paddington by Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum (Illustrator)

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Category: Confident Readers
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: A collection of the eleven original books of stories published between 1959 and 1979 in an heirloom volume complete with slipcase.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 448 Date: July 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
ISBN: 978-0007562077

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Some characters have stood the test of time and few would deny that accolade to Paddington, the bear from darkest Peru who now lives with the Browns at 32 Windsor Gardens, London. We've enjoyed him for over fifty years now and to celebrate the occasion eleven of the classic books have been collected in one, slipcase volume. All the stories are unabridged and accompanied by the gorgeous illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.

If you're considering buying this book you might want to whether or not you have some of the books already.

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in 1958.

More About Paddington (1959)

Paddington Helps Out (1960)

Paddington Abroad (1961)

Paddington at Large (1962)

Paddington Marches On (1964)

Paddington at Work (1966)

Paddington Goes to Town (1968)

Paddington Takes the Air (1970)

Paddington on Top (1974)

Paddington Takes the Test (1979)

It's a complete collection of the original stories published by William Collins and Sons, now Harper Collins and even if you do have some of the books you might find that this is still a delightful collection and a potential heirloom. I would be slightly wary of buying it for a young child to read as the book is substantial - a hardback with nearly 450 glossy pages which weighs in at 1.85kg. They will, of course grow into it, but it's not going to work well for reading under the duvet with a torch!

I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag. I'm now of an age to prop this up and read for as long as I like!

For more beautifully-presented classics we can recommend The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Tales for Great Grandchildren by John Jackson and Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini which is a classic in the making.

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