Mr. Popper's Penguins

By Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
Read by Nick Sullivan

2.23 Hours 04/01/2009 unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781600246760

Mr. Popper dreams about leaving his boring life and going on an adventure in the Antarctic. So when the legendary Admiral Drake sends him a live penguin in response to his letter, he is thrilled. Soon afterward, he receives a female companion for his penguin and they have ten children. But Mr. Popper has enough trouble supporting his human family. So, he takes his penguins to the stage. Soon, Mr. Popper is up to his ears in adventure as he tries to manage twelve performing penguins and the trouble they inevitably get into. Mr. Popper’s Penguins remains a classic, read and remembered by generations of loyal fans.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of theNewbery Honor in 1939

Mr. Popper dreams about leaving his boring life and going on an adventure in the Antarctic. So when the legendary Admiral Drake sends him a live penguin in response to his letter, he is thrilled. Soon afterward, he receives a female companion for his penguin and they have ten children. But Mr. Popper has enough trouble supporting his human family. So, he takes his penguins to the stage. Soon, Mr. Popper is up to his ears in adventure as he tries to manage twelve performing penguins and the trouble they inevitably get into.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins remains a classic, read and remembered by generations of loyal fans.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story…More fun than twenty-five movies.” Horn Book Magazine
“More than sixty years have not dated this wonderfully absurd tale—it still makes kids (and parents) laugh out loud…The adventures…are hilarious, with numerous slapstick moments as the penguins disrupt other acts and invade hotels. Classic chapter-a-night fun.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“This story has delighted readers for more than fifty years…Audio listeners have a singular opportunity to delight in this visit of penguins to 432 Proudfoot Avenue. Nick Sullivan brings unflappability to the tale. He is composed and straightforward as he enlivens each new character—from optimistic Mr. Popper to the exasperated-but-ever-polite Mrs. Popper to the delighted Popper children, who are ever ready to adapt to life with their new housemates. Sullivan also delivers fine penguin impersonations as Captain Cook and Greta, who are stars in the cross-country adventure of Popper’s Performing Penguins.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Atwater

Richard Atwater (1892–1948) 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. The book remains popular to this day and was even made into a feature film starring Jim Carrey.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.23
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English