Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Paddington!

Paddington Bear is 50!

To tell you guys the truth, Paddington always struck me as being somewhere in his forties, a dear middle-aged duffer with questionable fashion sense, gently earnest outlook, and comfortable in his own skin.

Check out the link for an article about Paddington Bear, his writer, and his illustrator(s). Also, there will be a new Paddington book in June in the UK, so hopefully soon after in the US!

Thanks to Trisha at Kids Lit for the link.

1 comment:

Wizards Wireless @ said...

Yup, the 50th anniversary edition of Paddington is coming out in the U.S. I just saw it in a catalog this morning during a publisher meeting.

Here's the info:
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780547133515
Release date: 10/27/2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Hope this helps!
-Susan