Paddington Goes for Gold by Michael Bond

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A brand new picture book starring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with hilarious results!

When Paddington attends a local family sports event with the Brown family, he can’t wait to try his paw at as many activities as possible. But, as always, when Paddington is around, things do not quite go according to plan… with outrageously sticky results.

And as Paddington soon finds out, it’s not winning that counts, it’s the taking part…

Will Paddington go home with any prizes?

 

About Michael Bond

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Michael Bond is a writer of children's books. He was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England in 1926. During World War II, Bond served in the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British army during World War II. After the war, he joined the BBC Radio and later worked for BBC-TV as a cameraman from 1947 to 1966. At Christmas 1956, Bond gave his wife a teddy bear that she named Paddington after the London train station near their home. In 1958, A Bear Called Paddington was published. It featured the illustrations of Peggy Fortnum. By 1981, there were 26 Paddington books. Bond also wrote television and film scripts, including a TV series on BBC 1 that first aired in 1976. In the 1990s, the animation company Hanna/Barbera made an American TV series about the bear. Bond set up a company to merchandise his creation that produced figurines, stationary, banks, and stuffed animals. Paddington also recorded a song titled Cross My Paws and Hope to Die in 1983. Bond chronicled his life with Paddington in his autobiography, Bear and Forebears. Some of Michael Bond's other works include A Day by the Sea, Something Nasty in the Kitchen, Bears and Forebears: A Life So Far and Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint.
 
Published May 7, 2012 by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The take part in The Olympic Gold Challenge Event ("the Competition") is open to children under 18 years of age who are UK residents, excluding employees or agents of Guardian News & Media Limited ("GNM"), its group companies or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Competition.

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