A Bear Called Paddington; Signed by Michael Bond
A Bear Called Paddington.
Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
Item Number: 5553
New York: Harper, 2014.
First edition of the re-issue of this classic children’s work. Small octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued for this release. Signed by Michael Bond on the title page. In fine condition.
"Paddington's appeal came not only from the hilarious situations and mishaps in which he found himself… but also from Peggy Fortnum's pen-and-ink sketches, which capture Paddington's bewitching charm and combination 'little boy/small bear' character… Bond's books recognize the everyday worries of small, accident-prone children and treat their fears with compassion, wit and laughter" (Silvey, 70-71).