"Hugh Bonneville's wholehearted narration begins with when a local official arrives to summon the beloved, good-natured Paddington Bear to school.... Bonneville employs his inestimable skills - intonation and pacing, accent and intensity, and love of story. Paddington's opinionated Aunt Lucy, from Peru; the short-fused codger living next door; and the warmhearted bookstore owner, for example, come fully to life." (AudioFile)
Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of listeners with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This new edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond.
What other bear but Paddington could find himself sent home on his first day of school? Or questioned as a prime witness in court? Or taking a crash course in water-skiing? Trust Paddington to follow his nose for adventure, with a suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches in tow!
First published in 1974, Paddington on Top is the 10th classic novel about Michael Bond’s beloved classic character, Paddington Bear.