Author Biography: Michael Bond lives in London with his wife. In 1997, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for Services to Children's Literature. With Paddington, Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum created one of the most beloved of all children's book characters. With Paddington, Peggy Fortnum and Michael Bond created one of the most beloved of all children's book characters. She has illustrated nearly sixty-five books to date. Fortnum lives in England with her husband, Ralph Nuttall-Smith.
About the Author
Michael Bond began chronicling Paddington’s adventures in his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, published in 1958. Fortunately, bears don’t need much encouragement, and Paddington has since filled the pages of twelve further novels, a variety of picture books, and many other projects written for the young at heart.
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