/ Key title Enjoy eight delightful Paddington story books in this special gift edition suitcase. / Paddington is a classic bear, instantly recognisable to parents and loved by adults and children alike all over the world. / Special gift set edition of eight classic Paddington picture books in re-useable Paddington suitcase. / The stories contain all the magic ingredients of classic Paddington books -- sticky paws, unlucky mishaps but lots of good intentions! / There is an extensive range of Paddington merchandise widely available. / Paddington helped the Queen celebrate her 80th birthday in 2006, generating much publicity and awareness. / Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th anniversary in 2008. / Competition: Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children's literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997.
Praise for the Paddington series: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington!He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry 'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.' The Teacher 'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear!has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller