Paddington Bear by Michael BondForty 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 other essentials, and wearing a tag around his neck that read Please Look After This Bear, he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When he arrived at Londons busy Paddington Station, the little bear was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family. They promptly named him Paddington, after the station, and took him home to 32 Windsor Gardens, where he has lived ever since.
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By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher. The classic tales of Paddington, the much-loved bear, have sold more than 35 million books worldwide and captured the imagination of children and adults around the globe. Paddington originally came from Peru , where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy. He now lives in London, England. When Paddington arrived in London he was wearing nothing but an old bush hat and a label on which Aunt Lucy had written "Please look after this bear.
Paddington Station is a very important place for Paddington Bear. It is where he was first found by Mr. Brown when he arrived in London from Peru and of course it is also the reason he got his delightful name. To commemorate this there is a life-sized bronze statue of Paddington in the station. Designed by the sculptor Marcus Cornish, the statue was unveiled by the Paddington Bear series author Michael Bond on 24 February The Paddington Partnership will only use the information you provide on this form to send you The Paddington Partnership company or community e-newsletter.
Don't tell Winnie the Pooh, but he's not the only big shot on the children's book bear market. Paddington Bear has been charming children and adults alike since As he readies for his second big-screen outing in Paddington 2 , which hits theaters on Friday, here's how Paddington came to be. Have you ever seen a neglected toy abandoned on a store shelf or tossed aside, unwanted, and felt oddly sorry for it? That's exactly how Paddington Bear came about.
"Paddington is famous for his love of marmalade and he is particularly fond of it in marmalade sandwiches. When Aunt Lucy went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, she decided to send him to England to live. Eventually, Paddington arrived on Paddington Station in London.
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Please refresh the page and retry. P addington's address, 32 Windsor Gardens in Notting Hill, does not exist in real life. Tourists who descend upon the real-life Windsor Gardens in west London are often disappointed to find a street of council flats and no number B efore his fictional version appeared on page, Paddington existed as a real teddy bear. Bond saw it "left on a shelf in a London shop and felt sorry for it" on Christmas Eve , and took it home as a present for his wife Brenda. The couple were living near Paddington Station at the time, so Bond named the bear Paddington and started to write stories about it, "more for fun than with the idea of having them published.
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October in the children's book A Bear Called Paddington and has been featured in more than twenty books written by British author Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists. The friendly bear from Peru —with his old hat, battered suitcase complete with a secret compartment , duffel coat and love of marmalade —has become a classic character from British children's literature. He was discovered in Paddington Station, London , by the human Brown family who adopted him, and thus he gives his full name as "Paddington Brown". Bond, however, continued to own the publishing rights to his series until his death on 27 June ,   which were licensed to HarperCollins in April for the next six years.
There are several quirks to Paddington Bear that set him apart from the rest of the furry cartoon pantheon. He hails from "Darkest Peru," he dons an iconic duffle coat, and he has an insatiable love for marmalade sandwiches. He has unprecedented manners for a talking animal, a knack for driving down flea market prices, and a tendency to stuff belongings in a Mary Poppins-esque suitcase. Every one of these seemingly bizarre but beloved personality traits works to make the mythology of Michael Bond's s character that much more unique. It's safe to say there's no Spectacled Bear more famous than Paddington. If you haven't caught wind of the hysteria yet, Paddington is making yet another comeback in , in the form of a new film.