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Mr. Poppers Penguins (Yearling) (Large Print)
Mr Poppers Penguins - Yearling - Large Print Author:Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) Mr. Popper was a house painter. During the winter he read books on polar exploration while Mrs. Popper swept around him. He wrote letters to explorers. He wrote one to Admiral Drake in the Antarctic. Admiral Drake sent him an Antarctic penguin, which he named Captain Cook. Mr. Popper, Bill, and Janie Popper were overjoyed. Mrs. Popper was not qu... more »ite so pleased.
But the penguin drooped. An appeal to a great aquarium brought not a cure but another droopy penguin named Greta. Both penguins stopped drooping, and before long there were ten more penguins. But Mr. Popper did not have enough money to support a family of people and a family of penguins. Finally he had an idea: he would train his flock for the stage. And that's where the fun began!« less
This is a delightful story of Mr. Popper who has enough trouble supporting his own family and then suddenly finds himself with the additional burden of twelve penguins to feed.This book is quite hilarious and extremely funny to read for any child.