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Thomas Michael Bond CBE (13 January 1926 – 27 June 2017) was a British author. He is best known for a series of fictional stories for children, featuring the character of Paddington Bear. More than 35 million Paddington books have been sold around the world, and the characters have also been featured in film and on television. His first book was published in 1958 and his last in 2017, a span of 59 years.
Paddington the Artist (Paperback). Published December 18th 2014 by HarperCollins Children’sBooks. Author(s): Michael Bond, . Alley (Goodreads Author) (Illustrator). Paddington the Artist (Read Aloud). Published October 2nd 2014 by n’sBooks.
Bond, who published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958, died at home after a short illness. Michael Bond obituary. The author, born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, kept writing until his death. A statement from publisher HarperCollins said: It is with great sadness that we announce that Michael Bond, CBE, the creator of one of Britain’s best-loved children’s characters, Paddington, died at home yesterday aged 91 following a short illness. Jankel said: It’s a shock to everybody. For me, he was the most wonderful father you can imagine, so obviously our loss is personal. But it’s wonderful that he’s left the legacy of his books and Paddington that will live on for ever, which is really very special
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years
Michael Bond attends the 2014 world premiere of "Paddington" in London. Paddington Bear has been enjoyed by generations of children, with more than 35 million books sold, the publisher said on Wednesday. HarperCollins released the latest Paddington story, "Paddington's Finest Hour," in April. In addition to Paddington, Bond created a host of characters including Monsieur Pamplemousse, the French detective, and a book of tales based on the adventures of Olga da Polga, a guinea-pig. Bond is survived by his wife Sue and his children Karen and Anthony. sb/eg (Reuters, AP, dpa). Paddington and other beloved bears in film and literature.