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RI National Book Festival Submission

Congratulations to Illustrator R.W. Alley!
Paddington Storybook Collection is the Rhode Island submission for the National Book Festival in Washington DC on September 1, 2018.

About the Book
Michael Bond’s classic character, Paddington Bear, has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and numerous misadventures.

In this collection of six classic stories, Paddington’s nose for adventure leads him into one sticky situation after the next. But with a little curiosity, the best of intentions, and a marmalade sandwich to spare, this beloved bear is a story-time favorite. Join Paddington as he explores a carnival, performs some magic, tries his paw at painting, and more!

This collection includes the complete text and art of six Paddington books in one hardcover bind-up. The books included are: Paddington Bear and the Busy Bee Carnival, Paddington and the Magic Trick, Paddington’s Day Off, Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Circus, and Paddington’s Prize Picture.

About Illustrator R.W. Alley
R.W. Alley has illustrated over one hundred books for children. His books have received many awards and have appeared on numerous best-seller lists. For the past twenty years he’s illustrated Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear books in all their formats. Mr. Alley also writes his own picture books and collaborates with his wife, author Zoë B. Alley, on others. Recently, he has worked with novelist Garth Stein to bring his The Art of Racing in the Rain dog Enzo to picture books. For many years Mr. Alley has illustrated the Elf- Help series of books. Mr. Alley works in his slippers from his home in Rhode Island.

The 2018 Discover Great Places Through Reading List is now up on Read.gov

Paddington Storybook Collection

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