Mr. Popper's Penguins

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The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

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Overview

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316058438
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Series: Newbery Honor Book Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 139
  • Sales rank: 23,174
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    An All-Time Favorite

    When I was younger, I loved this book. I still like it alot today. My family read it out loud to eachother, and we had fun squeaking like penquins and playing like we were sliding off iceburgs. I think any kid that likes animals and good stories would like this book. And any adult that likes to laugh should like it too.

    31 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2002

    My favorite childhood book

    When my sister and I were young, we rushed to brush our teeth and get into bed so that our father could read another chapter of this wonderful book. The story is delightful and my own young son has enjoyed the book many times over.

    23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    A Fun Book to Read

    Mr. Popper is a housepainter and decorator who spends most of his free time reading about polar explorers. He sent a letter to Admiral Drake saying how silly penguins are. Mr. Popper listened to the radio to hear Drake's report from the Antarctic. The Admiral said, 'Hello, Mamma. Hello, Papa ¿ Hello, Mr. Popper up there in Stillwater. Thanks for your nice letter about the picture of our last expedition. Watch for an answer. But not by a letter, Mr. Popper. Watch for a surprise.' Now the fun begins! This book is very funny because of all the silly things the Poppers do to keep their penguins alive and happy. How do you keep penguins happy? How do you keep them out of trouble? How do you feed a penguin? Read this book to find out. People who like comedies would like to read this book. I think this book would be for kids 8 to 12 if you read alone and 6 to 7 if an adult is reading aloud.

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    This is a must for anyone!

    Mr. Popper's Penguins is a great book to occupy the whole famliy. It's simple enough for young kids and interesting and fast-paced enough for older kids and parents. Mr. Popper's Penguins has always been and always will be my favorite!

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Wow!

    It is usually really hard to find a book you love,but this book you can not put down and it gives everone lots of laughs and a big smile

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Not what i wanted at all

    I got this book for me to read.I am in the 6th grade and some ine said it was good ffor my age ad let me tell u somthing IT ONLY HAS 72 !
    PAGES I WANT A REFUND !!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Good

    This book is wonderful. The movie's good but it's nothing like thebook.

    When Mr Popper lustens to the radio one night a famous Arctic explorer announces that he received a letter from Mr Popper and a special package for him shall arrive soon. And guess whatsin that package? Penguins. Thisbspirals a series of events that includes a seal, the circus, and Antarctica. This is sure to be hit for tje whole family!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    Highly entertaining for both parent and child

    My Four-Year-Old is just beginning to be interested in having chapter books read to her. But as she gets stressed out by conflict of any sort, it's kind of tough finding good candidates for her. This is a winner.

    For those of you who haven't read the book, the basic premise is that a house painter who spends his off-hours reading about (and writing to) explorers in the South Pole receives a penguin in the mail from one of those explorers. Since his work is over for the winter, he becomes very involved in the comfort and care of said penguin (and the eleven other penguins that quickly follow). In the end, he transforms his basement into an ice rink (an idea my daughter wholeheartedly supports, by the way), and spends more than his wife ever thought possible on fish and canned shrimp.

    I won't tell you how an out-of-work house painter manages to pay for all that (wouldn't want to spoil the ending), but I will say that the process is highly entertaining for all involved. I found myself looking forward to each night's installment of Mr. Popper nearly as much as The Four-Year-Old.

    Although I personally found the ending to be highly improbable, The Four-Year-Old saw nothing at all the matter with it--except for that little bit of unpleasantness with the policemen and firemen--and has spent many a happy evening reenacting the finale in the bathtub.

    And now, if you will excuse me, I need to go read Mr. Popper's Penguins to The Four-Year-Old again. I promised her I would as soon as I finished writing the review.

    (Excerpted from review posted on my blog: Caterpickles-Scientific & Linguistic Engagement with a 4-Year-Old Mind)

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2002

    pimed out penguins

    I liked this book.I thought it was really funny.Especially the penguins.It's funny how they could do tricks.I would recomend this book to anybody who really likes penguins,or the circus.Because in this book the penguins are the circus.So read Mr.Poppers Penguins for a load of laughs and much much more.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Mr. Popper is now Mr.Popped my mind!

    I would love to be one of Mr.Popper's penguins!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    loved it

    this book is amazing. enjoyed it a lot and would recommend to everyone.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    I love penguins

    My little sister is the biggest fan of penguins i am second I love penguins DONT MESS WITH MESS WITH PENGUINS

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    i l I I li I like the thw I like the book of its personafacatioon and how its exagerated.


    I like on the pages of the script but i think itshould be a little more dramatic

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    really fantastic

    This book is very great. I loved the part when the penguin named Captain Cook went into the refrigerator. That had me laughing for hours. I liked this book so much that four years ago my second grade class and I did a play on it. I thought it was clever how Mr. and Mrs. Popper put water in their basement and froze it so the penguins could have a place to play. I could not believe it when Captain Cook¿s mate named Greta had twenty-four little baby penguins. This book was brilliant. I would read it again. I liked this book because it was humorous and I enjoyed the plot of the book. I would highly recommend it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    This is a great book to read with your children!

    My father read this book to me when I was little. We read it so many times I had the book almost memorized. Reading a couple chapters everynight before I went to bed is one of my best memories.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is for all ages! If you have young kids you could read it to them but 7+ shouldnt have a realy hard time with the words.But this book was amazing for me and now the next generation can enjoy it to.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Great book. Not my all-time Favorite but in the top 10. It is a

    Great book. Not my all-time Favorite but in the top 10. It is a great book for anyone who likes to read, or doesn't like to read. It's a great book for the whole family. I would recommend this book to anyone ages 5+

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    The brst book and movie eva!

    I never read the book but the movie is the bomb dot com! It is soooooooo funny! If it has jim carry in it you know the movie would be great. This movie is a great kids movie.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2005

    great

    Great book really funny.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    In the book Mr. Popper¿s penguins Mr.Popper and his family are p

    In the book Mr. Popper’s penguins Mr.Popper and his family are poor.
    Mrs.Popper had very bad ideas to get money like, eating them and selling
    them. Mr.Popper said they could train them. So they found out about a
    theater. In one part of the book Mr.Popper goes to jail. Then a man named
    Admiral Drake freed him and the penguins. I would give it 3 stars.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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