A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "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." Newbery Honor Book.
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.
dolphingirl, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by dolphingirl)
I remember reading this book when I was in first grade. It's a perfect book for little children because it's about penguins of all animals and has a good balance of humor and seriousness. A very entertaining read.
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Emily Lehman, April 30, 2008 (view all comments by Emily Lehman)
This is one of my favorite books from childhood. I remember laughing and laughing, and then wanting a peguin for a pet. This is a classic that every child should have in thier library.
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