Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Open Road Media, Dec 6, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 140 pages
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Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

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User Review  - danaenicole - LibraryThing

I didn't like this one as much as I did when I was a child. That was disappointing. It's still a fun story, though. Just a bit slower than I remember it being. But it still makes me wish I could have a basement full of penguins. :) Read full review

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User Review  - Sonya.Contreras - LibraryThing

Mr. Popper's Penguins written in 1938 brings a simple view of life back to the reader. Mr. Popper is an avid follower of anything polar, although he has never traveled beyond his boyhood town. He ... Read full review

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The Voice in the
Out of the Antarctic
Captain Cook
Troubles with a Penguin
More Troubles
Captain Cook Builds a Nest
Penguins Promenade
More Mouths to Feed
Money Worries
Mr Greenbaum
Poppers Performing Penguins
On the Road
April Winds
Admiral Drake

In the Barber Shop
Farewell Mr Popper
A Biography of Richard and Florence Atwater

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About the author (2011)

Richard Tupper Atwater (1892–1948) lived in Chicago and worked as a journalist, often writing humorous pieces for newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune. He wrote two books for children before beginning Mr. Popper’s Penguins, a 1939 Newbery Honor Book. Before he could finish the story, however, he became ill. His wife, Florence Hasseltine Atwater (1899–1979) finished the book, helping launch a story that has remained popular for generations.

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