This year marks the 65th Anniversary of Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington, the first ever tale featuring the world’s best loved bear. To celebrate, HarperCollins Children’s Books published a very special colour edition of A Bear Called Paddington with original drawings by Peggy Fortnum on 12 October 2023.
Unabridged and illustrated in glorious full colour throughout, this exquisite gift edition of the original Paddington story is truly to be treasured! Paddington is now a major movie star beloved of generations of children – and adults!
This edition features a charming introduction from Michael Bond first published in 2013 which recalls the inspiration for the character of Paddington who made a surprise appearance for tea with HM Queen Elizabeth during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022 which won the Memorable Moment gong at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards.
To be in with a chance of winning one of five copies of A Bear Called Paddington, just answer this question:
In which year was A Bear Called Paddington first published?
Please write Paddington in your subject line and include all your details in the email.
The winners will be the senders of the first five correct emails opened at random after 12pm on Monday 13 November, 2023. Only one entry per household.