There will be a new book of Paddington Bear published in June 2008! YES, A NEW STORY!
What a great news! The first new book in 30 years! And from what we heard, Paddington will be arrested and interrogated over his immigration status in this new book.
The year 2008 is a land mark year for Paddington as it marks the 50th anniversary of his debut. In this new book, "Paddington Here and Now", the bear is interviewed about his right to stay in England. He has no papers to prove his identity as his Aunt Lucy arranged for him to hide on a ship's lifeboat from Peru when she went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima.
The book will be published by HarperCollins, who have been publishing Paddington books since the very beginning, when "A Bear Called Paddington" was launched in 1958. HarperCollins Children's Books will be releasing a variety of Paddington re-issues and new formats to celebrate the anniversary year.
We are so excited about this book, but it brought us a little concern... If Paddington could be arrested by police over his immigration status, the same might happen to us. Neither of us have passport... Nobody had ever asked us to show a passports or a visa on our travelling before. What should we do if people from the immigration office show up on our doorstep?