Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater & Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper's Penguins

By Richard Atwater & Florence Atwater

  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Genre: Animals
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 254 Ratings)

Book Details Summary

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. “Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story.” —The Horn Book Magazine 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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    By Cheetahlover1234
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    By meanbean26
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    By 3matt3
    I was sucked into the book! Wonderful book.