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Paddington on top / by Michael Bond ; illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.

By: Bond, Michael.
Contributor(s): Fortnum, Peggy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2018Copyright date: ©1974Description: 153 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780006753773; 0006753779.Subject(s): Bears -- Juvenile fiction | Paddington Bear (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Teddy bears -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] Summary: Paddington, the well-loved bear from "darkest Peru," sets off on more merry mishaps including enrolling in school and receiving a visit from his Aunt Lucy.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! "Goodness gracious!" cried Mrs Bird. "What on earth's that bear doing now?" Nothing is ever straightforward where Paddington is concerned. Whether he's going to school, visiting the seaside or attempting to keep fit - one thing always leads to another. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Originally published in Great Briatin by William Collins Sons in 1974.

Paddington, the well-loved bear from "darkest Peru," sets off on more merry mishaps including enrolling in school and receiving a visit from his Aunt Lucy.

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Horn Book Review

These books about the amiable Peruvian bear are essentially identical to the earlier editions. The type is larger and there's more white space on each page, making the books easier on readers' eyes. Paddington's adventures include a stint at school, an exercise kick, and a trip to the hospital. The humor is broad, and Fortnum's loose ink sketches place Paddington smack in the middle of every mess. From HORN BOOK Fall 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

We might have known that the truant officer was bound to catch up with Paddington some day. Once he hears that the school day begins with ""taking the roll"" Paddington is positively looking forward to his matriculation, but his good manners and logic soon prove him unfit to be a student (""I'm not familiar with your Aunt Lucy's curriculum."" . . . ""I'll show you a picture of her if you like""). With the same imperturbable dignity, Paddington testifies in court and sees one of his marmalade sandwiches entered as Exhibit A; sells his interest in a mail order exercise gadget to Mr. Curry; learns water skiing; and helps the Peruvian reserves score in a rugby match. There's even a surprise visit from Aunt Lucy, on vacation from the Home for Retired Bears in Lima. Funniest of all are the reactions of strangers to meeting a bear in a duffle coat; one quick-witted salesman rises to the occasion, saying ""It's nice when you have a picture of someone in your mind and they turn out exactly as you expected."" These adventures turned out exactly as we expected--vintage Paddington, puns and all. . . and lovable as ever. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.