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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Mr. Popper dreams about leaving his boring life and going on an adventure to the Antarctic. When the legendary Admiral Drake sends him a live penguin in response to his letter, he is thrilled. Very soon, he also receives a female companion for his penguin and they have 10 children. But Mr. Popper has enough trouble supporting his human family, and so he has the idea to take his penguins to the stage. Soon, Mr. Popper is up to his ears in adventure as he tries to manage 12 performing penguins and the trouble they inevitably get into.

Mr. Popper's Penguins remains a classic, read and remembered by generations of loyal fans. Now, 70 years after its publication, it will be given a fresh new voice as an audiobook to attract a new generation of listeners.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. First published in 1938, this story of a housepainter who is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake, and who, thanks to the arrival of a female penguin, soon has twelve penguins living in his house, has amused and enchanted generations of children and their parents.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316058421
ill.:
Lawson, Robert
Author:
Lawson, Robert
Author:
Sullivan, Nick
Author:
Atwater, Richard
Author:
Atwater, Florence
Author:
Lawson, Robert
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Penguins
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Imagination; Humorous; Animals; Penguins; Families
Subject:
Animals - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
vol. 25, no. 7
Publication Date:
19880931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.33 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. First published in 1938, this story of a housepainter who is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake, and who, thanks to the arrival of a female penguin, soon has twelve penguins living in his house, has amused and enchanted generations of children and their parents.
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