Mr. Popper's Penguins - Book

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Study Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater with our study guide and lesson plans!

We highly recommend supplementing your studies with this terrific true history/science book Arctic Explorer: The Story of Matthew Henson  

Newbery Honor Book 1939, Young Reader's Choice Award, Children's Literature Legacy Award Winning author (previously known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal)

Mr. Popper dreams of being an antarctic explorer and living among the penguins alongside his hero, Admiral Drake. But as a house painter with a family to care for, Mr. Popper knows his dream is just a dream.

Until the day when Admiral Drake responds to a letter by sending a real, live penguin straight to Mr. Popper's house. 

It isn't long before the first penguin, Captain Cook, is joined by a second penguin named Greta. Soon, the Poppers have a houseful of new penguin friends. But with a dozen penguins to feed, plus Mrs. Popper and the children, how will Mr. Popper ever make enough money to keep the whole family going, penguins and all?

But Mr. Popper and Captain Cook are nothing if not imaginative, and now it's time for them to dream even bigger . . . and to take the penguin show on the road!

Book Author:
Richard & Florence Atwater
Illustrated By:
Robert Lawson
ISBN:
978-0-316-05843-8
Setting:
United States, early 1900's
Lexile Level:
910L
Recommended Grade Level:
3-6
Page Count:
149 pages