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The classic Newbery Honor book that inspired the hilarious Jim Carrey movie--and a childhood favorite book for generations.

Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. A humble house painter is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake and, thanks to the arrival of a female penguin, soon has twelve penguins living in his house. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper's Penguins has amused and enchanted generations of children and their parents.
Paperback, 139 pages
Published on November 2, 1992 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316058432
ISBN-13: 9780316058438
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  • 13iamgroot
    13iamgrootSaturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:06 pm33 starsFeatured
    This is a really funny book about how Mr. Popper, a very eccentric and interesting fellow, gets a pet penguin in the mail. This may sound like a weird book, and it is, but in a good way. Mr. Popper's penguin, who he names Captain Cook, is getting a little lonely so they decide to get another penguin, and they end up with a bunch of little baby penguins! Now these penguins aren't exactly the cheapest of pets, and the Popper family isn't exactly rich, so they decide to use the penguins to their advantage. They put on a show called "Mr. Popper's Penguins" and they go to lots of different theaters around the country. Now this did not toll well on the penguins so Mr. Popper finally gets his dream in the end (read this book to find out what it is.) This was a pretty easy read, so I would recommend it to elementary level readers.
    • pooTuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm
      the book is very funny but the movie is better because the penguins are retarred
      • Mrs. F's ClassMonday, April 18, 2016 at 10:06 am
        We thought this was a great book! It made us curious, it made us laugh and we enjoyed how the book ended!
        • haycol
          haycolWednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11:11 am55 stars
          Great book to sit a read really funny book.
          • haycol
            haycolWednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11:06 am55 stars
            Awesome book it makes me feel like I am in mr poppers life.
            • bean9
              bean9Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm33 stars
              Mr. popers penguins. its about this guy. got this big box in the mail it was a penuin in the box.
              • arshanbadri
                arshanbadriWednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm
                It is a very good book i am enjoying it I think you should read it
                • FRMMonday, January 5, 2015 at 8:28 am
                  the best book ever! I my school did a a thing with sheet to tested on!
                  • targeted
                    targetedSaturday, December 13, 2014 at 6:48 am
                    I watched the movie, but didn't read the book
                    • charge675
                      charge675Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:22 am44 stars
                      I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. it is so good. people who have not read this book they have to. it is the best book that you wou;ld read.