A Bear Called Paddington by Peggy Fortnum, Michael Bond

A Bear Called Paddington

Paddington Bear #1

Peggy Fortnum, Michael Bond

fiction childrens classics funny lighthearted medium-paced

159 pages | first published 1958


and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington, a most endearing bear from Darkest Peru on a railway platform in London. A sign hanging around his neck said, "Please look after this bear. Thank you" So that is just what they did.From the very first night whe...
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lighthearted 100%
funny 76%
relaxing 46%
adventurous 23%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 23%
emotional 15%
reflective 7%


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