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Paddington Creator Michael Bond Dies at 91

28 June 2017

From BookRiot:

Children of all ages have something to sniffle about today. Michael Bond, the creator of the much-beloved Paddington Bear, has died at age 91. HarperCollins reports that he died at home after a short illness.

Bond leaves behind an illustrious career, including children’s book characters such as Olga de Polga and A Mouse Called Thursday, as well as an adult series featuring the detective Monsieur Pamplemousse. Despite these accomplishments, his most famous contribution to literature will forever remain the marmalade-toting, Wellington-wearing teddy bear named Paddington, who has spawned over 20 books, TV shows, toys, and two feature films, the second of which is due out this year. Bond’s most recent Paddington novel, Paddington’s Finest Hour, was published in April of 2017, keeping Paddington in our modern thoughts as much as he exists in our nostalgic memories.

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5 Comments to “Paddington Creator Michael Bond Dies at 91”

  1. Hm. I wonder how long it will be until Harper Collins find unpublished manuscripts.

  2. RIP. You had a good run, sir…

  3. I have one of the original Paddington Bear toys. I think I got it for my 21st Birthday. He has a hat, a proper duffel coat and real wellies, and a label saying ‘Please look after this bear’ in his pocket!

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