More About Paddington by Michael Bond ; with drawings by Peggy Fortnum
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. Seventh edition. Reprint book club. Hardcover. 127 pages ; Illustrated ; 22 cm. Unpriced dust jacket with minimal wear. Lime green cover boards with green title on front and spine. Gift inscription on flyleaf. Otherwise, no markings elsewhere within book. Pages are clean. Binding is firm.
From the Dust Jacket :
More About PADDINGTON
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
"A small miracle of courtesy, naivete, good will, earnestness, and aplomb" is what the New York Times called Paddington, that most endearing bear from darkest Peru.
In this new book about him, Paddington is still living with the Brown family in London and still filling their lives with near disasters that somehow manage to end up as almost triumphs. There is the time Paddington sets out to redecorate his room and imprisons himself in an indescribable chaos of paint and wallpaper, but at least he saves Mr. Brown the trouble of doing the job himself. Or the time he turns detective only to succeed in bagging a London policeman. With Paddington around, the traditional Guy Fawkes Day celebration takes on far more excitement than the usual fireworks. And when Paddington sets out to do his Christmas shopping, and ends up in a display window, nothing less than the entire department store is thrown into confusion.
But his Christmas surprise for the Browns is more than recompense for the daily strain of coping with his good intentions. And as for Paddington himself it had been a big day and he was on his way to bed: "Honestly!" Mrs. Bird exclaimed, "What does that bear look like? A paper hat about ten sizes too big on his head — Mr. Gruber's scrapbook in one paw — and a plate of Christmas pudding in the other!"
"I don't care what he looks like," said Mrs. Brown, "so long as he stays that way. The place wouldn't be the same without him."
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