191st out of 310 books — 119 voters
Paddington at Work (Paddington Bear #7)
Here’s Paddington once more, just returned from a visit to Darkest Peru and his Aunt Lucy’s birthday celebration at the Home for Retired Bears. Now that Paddington is home with the Browns, he’s free to cause his usual kind of trouble: dabbling in the stock market, trying a career as a barber, even taking a turn at the ballet. But the promise of international fame doesn’t t...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 16th 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published 1966)
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Jan 19, 2012 Mark O'Neill rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
With only three books to go (including this one) until I have read all the Paddington books available, I read this one very slowly savouring it and enjoying it as much as possible. As usual it was totally brilliant. Paddington's wit and charm shining through just like all the other books but especially in this book as Paddington decides it's time to go to work and start making some money![return][return]At the beginning of the book, he is coming back on the boat from Darkest Peru after visiting...more
The seventh Paddington book includes the following stories: A Bear at Sea, Anchors Away, Paddington Buys a Share, A Visit to the Stock Exchange, Paddington in a Hole, Too Much off the Top and Paddington Steps Out. My favorite of these are Paddington Buys a Share, A Visit to the Stock Exchange and Anchors Away. In this adventure Paddington comes back to England from his visit to Peru with his Aunt Lucy. While back in England he gets a job at a barber shop, buys a stock and goes to Judy's school a...more
Michael Bond OBE is an English children's author. He is the creator of Paddington Bear and has written about the adventures of a guinea pig named Olga da Polga, as well as the animated BBC TV series The Herbs. Bond also writes culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites.More about Michael Bond...