Michael Bond's humorous Paddington Bear book is timeless and will appeal to children and adults that are young-at-heart.
COLLECTOR’S 1976 original first American edition, first printing hardcover children’s picture book – The Great Big Paddington Book. Written by Michael Bond. Illustrated by Ivor Wood. A collection of the adventures of Paddington Bear of London.
Publisher: William Collins, World Publishing Co., Cleveland, OH. Copyright: 1976, 1977, true First American Edition, probable first printing. Printed in Great Britain. ISBN: 0-529-05374-8. No dust jacket as issued. Not ex-library. Not later printing. Magnificent color illustrations. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and detail; wait until you see. WOW!
Forty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Carrying a battered suitcase containing several jars of marmalade, and wearing a tag around his neck that read Please Look after This Bear, he stowed away on a ship and landed in London’s Paddington Station. As luck would have it, the Brown family found him, named him Paddington, and welcomed him to their home and into the hearts of millions of readers. Since 1958, Paddington Bear has charmed readers worldwide with his humorous misadventures.
This book includes the short pieces: Paddington in Print, Paddinton's Marmalade and Cinnamon Buns, Aunt Lucy's Poncho, The Portobello Road Mystery, Conjuring Tricks, How to make a Secret Compartment, Paddington takes the Biscuit, and, Paddington's Christmas Problem. Included: craft ideas – Aunt Lucy’s poncho, three tricks - how to put a bear through a postcard, yummy recipes - Paddington's special-occasion buns and so many other fun things to do.
Michael Bond, CBE was an English children's author. He was the creator of Paddington Bear and wrote about the adventures of a guinea pig named Olga da Polga, as well as the animated BBC TV series The Herbs. Bond also wrote culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound “Pommes Frites”.
Oversize hardcover, color laminated boards, original illustration of Paddington Bear flying kite with white trees in background. 45pp, 12.5” x 9.4”. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/no tears or marks. Cover excellent overall/bright/clean/light general shelfwear includes scuffing/light edgewear/light corner bump-peek/spine ends bump-peek. All text is clear and bright-any blur is just photos.
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