Michael Bond


Michael Bond

Michael Bond was a British children’s author, best known as the creator of Paddington Bear. Over a career that spanned fifty-nine years, Bond published dozens of books, with more than 35 million copies of Paddington books sold around the world to date. Born in Berkshire in 1926, Bond served in the Air Force and the Army, and for a period worked as a cameraman, before publishing his first Paddington title in 1958. He was married with two children, and passed away in 2017 at the age of 91.

Featured Michael Bond Audiobook

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington audiobook front cover.
A Bear Called Paddington audiobook

"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be."

The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase, and his hat.

The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside - became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

character Paddington Bear


Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear is a lovable and iconic fictional character created by British author Michael Bond. He is a small, friendly, and curious bear hailing from "Darkest Peru," known for his di...

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