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More Than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear

More Than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear (Hardback)

By Tolin, Rosanne

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Michael Bond never intended to be a children's writer. Though an avid reader, he was by no means a model student and quit school at 14. He repaired rooftop radio transmitters during the bombing of Britain in World War II and later joined the army. He wrote about the war and more,... selling stories here and there. One day, while searching for inspiration at his typewriter, hoping for a big story that would allow him to write full time, a stuffed bear on top of the shelf--a Christmas present for his wife--suddenly caught his eye. Bond poured his personal feelings about the events of his era--the refugee children his family had hosted in the countryside, a war-torn country in recovery, the bustling immigrant neighborhood where he lived--into the story of a little bear from Peru who tries very, very hard to do things right. The result was A Bear Called Paddington. An incredible true tale, More than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear is the first biography about the writer behind the beloved series. Author Rosanne Tolin reveals how world history, Bond's life, and 1950s immigrant culture were embedded into Paddington's creation, bringing middle-grade readers a delightful, informative, and engaging book with a timely message of acceptance.
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ISBN 9781641603140
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781641603140
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Imprint Chicago Review Press
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tolin, Rosanne
Category Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
English Literature: Literary Criticism
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 221mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 272g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Bond, Michael, Biographies, Paddington Bear
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile