More than Marmalade

More than Marmalade
More than Marmalade

More than Marmalade

Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear
By Rosanne Tolin


176 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: PDF, Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $18.99 (US $18.99) (CA $25.99)

ISBN 9781641603140

Rights: US & CA

Chicago Review Press (Mar 2020)


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The first biography about the beloved Paddington Bear series' elusive writer
Michael Bond never intended to write for children. When he dashed off A Bear Called Paddington, he poured his personal feelings about the events of his time into the story of a bear who tries very, very hard to do things right. The incredible story of More than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear—the first biography about the beloved series' elusive writer—reveals how world history, Bond's life, and cultural struggles to integrate immigrants and refugees were embedded in Paddington's creation. Michael Bond was not a model student as a child (in fact, he quit school altogether at 14). However, his perseverance and persistence led him to unfathomable success as a writer. Author Rosanne Tolin brings middle-grade readers a delightful, engaging book with a timely message of tolerance.

Author Biography

An experienced and well-respected journalist, Rosanne Tolin has focused her work primarily on children's publications. She is the creator and editor of the ALA award-winning children's ezine and website Imagination Café. Tolin is also the former managing editor of Guideposts for Kids magazine and the Guideposts for Kids website. She lives in Chesterton, Indiana.