Paddington and the Christmas Surprise (Hardcover)


Paddington and the Christmas Surprise (Hardcover)

Christmas is coming, and Paddington has saved just enough money to take the Brown family to Barkridges store to visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland.

For a lovable bear that comes from the Darkest Peru, Paddington certainly has a way of finding trouble in his new home in England.  Christmas is almost here and Paddington wants to take the entire Brown family to the Barkridges store and meet Santa Claus.  Paddington is sure that Santa will make his special Christmas wish come true!  It must certainly involve homemade marmalade, Paddington’s favorite, after all.  Unfortunately, things at the store become chaotic with Paddington at the center of the frenzy.  Can Santa fix the situation and give Paddington the Christmas he is dreaming of to come true?

Amazingly, the loved character of Paddington Bear has been written by Michael Bond since 1958 (WOW!) and has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This book is a newly repackaged edition of the classic picture book, with illustrations by R. W. Alley, and is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear for young readers.

About the Author:   Michael Bond began chronicling the adventures of Paddington Bear in 1958. Fortunately, bears don’t need much encouragement, and Paddington has since filled the pages of fourteen novels, a variety of picture books, and many other projects written for the young at heart. Paddington’s mentor lives in London, England, with his wife, Sue, and a guinea pig named Olga da Polga.

About the Illustrator:  R. W. Alley has illustrated over a hundred books for children, including Enzo Races in the Rain! and the Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. He received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor for Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan. He is also the illustrator of There’s a Wolf at the Door, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and There’s a Princess in the Palace, both written by his wife, the talented Zoë B. Alley. He lives with his family in Rhode Island.

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise (Hardcover)

List Price: $ 17.99 (Currently on sale at for $ 13.79)

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