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Mr. Popper, when not painting or papering his neighbors' walls, has a persistent penchant for penguins. A decorator by day, he's an intrepid Antarctic explorer by night--at least in his imagination. Mr. Popper resigns himself to quiet evenings at home with his family and his travel books, until one day a mysterious package arrives. Pretty soon the Poppers have a house full of penguins, an ice rink in the basement, and an ever-increasing bill for raw fish and canned shrimp. Time to take this show on the road!
The Atwaters wrote this unforgettable tale in 1938, but its timeless charm shows no signs of aging. Children are invited to imagine, dream, and believe that anything is possible. Robert Lawson, illustrator of The Story of Ferdinand, offers delightfully humorous pictures--as integral to this classic as the story itself. An ideal read-aloud book for all ages, Mr. Popper's Penguins will have any audience rolling in the aisles. (Ages 9 to 12)
Before his death in 1948, Richard Atwater was a newspaper columnist and a professor of Greek. He is best known for writing Mr. Popper's Penguins with his wife, Florence, who finished the novel when he fell ill. Together, they were honored with the 1939 Newbery Honor Award.See all Editorial Reviews
This is a total delight of a classic. It’s silly and funny and just the kind of classic story children these days need to read. Dear Mr. Popper isn’t unhappy with his life. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Penelope Anne Cole
Great story! My 4 and 6 year olds loved it. Further, the ebook version was easy to read, several good pictures.Published 7 days ago by Emily Nelson
My daughter read this girl school and she loved it. I loved the audio version!Published 18 days ago by Jennifer Warren
Amazing classic book loved it,
A must read type of book.
Kids enjoyed it
You've got to read it now!!!
Sometimes we just have to skip homework and read a good book like
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. Read more
its particular starts for me the love to souls ...i trully love it..i seen the movie right now..it made me write from inside very trully love about movie.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by himanshu
I love this book, If you need a book for a gift for a child, this could be it. I was in Barnes and Noble one day buying books for a kid and a woman asked me what I would get for a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by magic
I loved the fact that Mr popper had pet penguins that's awesome
I loved the fact that Mr popper had penguins for an act and I will read this book over and over. Read more