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Mr. Popper's Penguins [Kindle Edition]

Richard Atwater , Florence Atwater , Robert Lawson
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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An award-winning classic children's novel in a new edition for a new generation

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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.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1307 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Young Readers (14 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051WIWP2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What are we to do with all of these penguins? 23 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a short humorous book for children about a house painter, who is interested in Antarctica, and his family and who receives a pet penguin in the mail. More penquins arrive and Mr. Popper and his family have to find out what to do? It was a 1939 Newbery Honor Book (i.e., a runner-up to the Medal winner) for best contribution to American children's literature. Children love the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 12 Jun 1999
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Format:Paperback
The first time I read this book, I couldn't put it down. Even lately when I read I couldn't put it down. It is hilarious and full of action. I haved loved penguins ever since I read it. Tey are now my favorite animal. I have have a giant collection because of this wonderful book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
I thought the penguins were cool with all their acts at the auditorium. The penguins antics were humorous throughout and it was so hard to put down the book on my desk at school. Definitely recommended to those of you who have a vivid imagination and aspirations of teaching animals to perform.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It was a great book. 20 May 1999
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Format:Paperback
I like the book Mr. Poppers Penguins because his adittude about having the penguins. He really didn't care if he had the penguins or not. Also I liked how he took a lot of work to take care of the penguins. The plot was pretty good.
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Mr.Popper is a house painter for half the year, And for the other half he reads about penguins. Admiral Drake who is an antarctic explorer got a letter from Mr. Popper. On the radio Mr.Popper hears Admiral Drake who is in the Antarctic say Mr. Popper's own name!!! Admiral Drake says that a surprise is coming in the mail. Mr.Popper couldn't imagine what it could be. But it sure makes Mr. Popper Famous and it makes his Dream come true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Funniest Book From My Childhood 16 Nov 1998
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Format:Paperback
I loved Mr Popper. We too, had a basement when I was growing up, but I couldn't figure out how to get my parents to turn it into a skating rink! I was a dreamer, too as a kid, but I wanted to go off with Tarzan, not with Captain Cook. Children should identify also with the more practical Mrs. Popper. Who doesn't have a realist in their life? :) I especially liked seeing Mrs. Popper succumb to the penguins' charm. When I have children of my own, I will be sure and read this book to them. It is one of the funniest books in print for children and reminds me of another favorite old animal book, Dodie Smith's original version of 101 Dalmations! Both are on my "must read to my own kids" list.
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Format:Paperback
As a teacher I detest the goosebump trash reading! However, Poppers provides funny, fun reading that will delight all readers without trashing their minds!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ambrosial 26 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's cute to read about Mr Popper, his long-suffering wife, their cherubic kids, and the titular yet troublesome penguins. But it's a bit short in depth.
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A totally charming book. It is a very different story to the film. My daughter ( aged 7) love this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
It is a fun filled book for kids and adults. Ive havent seen the movie. Hopefully its as good as the book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Choice For The Whole Family
My wife has enjoyed "Mr. Popper's Penguins" since she was a child and my children inherited her appreciation for it. For years they have been offering it to me. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars gentle humour
Wanted bedtime stories for nearly seven year old boy. We have not seen the recent film, but I am guessing, from the film photographs used to illustrate the book, it must be a bit... Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2011 by fey
5.0 out of 5 stars Gonna see the film first
I haven't read this book or seen it on dvd but as soon as it is out i WILL buy it, it seems like a funny film and i cant wait to see it! YAY!!
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It was a stout little fellow about two and a half feet high. Although it was about the size of a small child, it looked much more like a little gentleman, with its smooth white waistcoat in front and its long black tailcoat dragging a little behind. Its eyes were set in two white circles in its black head. It turned its head from one side to the other, as first with one eye and then with the other, it examined Mr. Popper. &quote;
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