Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

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Mr. Popper has penguins in his fridge, an ice rink in the basement, and a family for whom life will never be the same 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.
 

About Richard Atwater

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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.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Open Road Media Young Readers. 139 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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This is rather a silly story, and I don't believe children will think it particularly funny.

Jan 15 2014 | Read Full Review of Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Classic children's book Mr. Popper's Penguins is now available as an ebook from Open Road Media. The...The children's classic translates well to the ebook format, with its charming illustrations intact.

Jul 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Mr. Popper, his wife, and their two kids take the penguins on the road as an act to earn money.

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