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More than 60 years have not dated this wonderfully absurd tale--it still makes kids (and parents) laugh out loud. Poor Mr. Popper isn't exactly unhappy; he just wishes he had seen something of the world before meeting Mrs. Popper and settling down. Most of all, he wishes he had seen the Poles, and spends his spare time between house-painting jobs reading all about polar explorations. Admiral Drake, in response to Mr. Popper's fan letter, sends him a penguin; life at 432 Proudfoot Avenue is never the same again. From one penguin living in the icebox, the Popper family grows to include 12 penguins, all of whom must be fed. Thus is born "Popper's Performing Penguins, First Time on Any Stage, Direct from the South Pole." Their adventures while on tour are hilarious, with numerous slapstick moments as the penguins disrupt other acts and invade hotels. Classic chapter-a-night fun. (Ages 5 to 10) --Richard Farr
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 1 day 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 6 days ago by Emily Nelson
My daughter read this girl school and she loved it. I loved the audio version!Published 17 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 29 days 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