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More than marmalade : Michael Bond and the story of Paddington Bear

Tolin, Rosanne (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"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."--Amazon.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J 921 BOND (Text) 33892100682609 Children's Non-Fiction Book None 05/27/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1641603143
  • ISBN: 9781641603140
  • Physical Description: xii, 130 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-124) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Trains, books, and bears -- 2. Mishaps and mischief -- 3. The world at war -- 4. Unbreakable -- 5. Voyages of adventure -- 6. A lonely bear -- 7. All about Paddington -- 8. Life with Paddington -- 9. Paddington Bear rescues Mr. Bond -- 10. Paddington lives on.
Summary, etc.: "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."--Amazon.
Subject: Paddington Bear (Fictitious character)
Bond, Michael
Bond, Michael
Authors, English England 20th century Biography
Bond, Michael
Genre: Informational works.
Biographies.
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