Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater

Language: English

Pages: 139

ISBN: 0316058432

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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asked Mrs. Popper. “I am reading a book called Antarctic Adventures. It is very interesting. It tells all about the different people who have gone to the South Pole and what they have found there.” “Don’t you ever get tired of reading about the South Pole?” “No, I don’t. Of course I would much rather go there than read about it. But reading is the next best thing.” “I think it must be very boring down there,” said Mrs. Popper. “It sounds very dull and cold, with all that ice and snow.” “Oh,

this whole Expedition? And who’s going to see that they’re well and happy if you’re not along? Go put on one of those fur suits, like the rest of us. We’re pulling anchor in a minute.” “Mamma,” shouted Mr. Popper to Mrs. Popper, who had already gone up the gangplank, “I’m going, too! I’m going, too! Admiral Drake says he needs me. Mamma, do you mind if I don’t come home for a year or two?” “Oh, as to that,” said Mrs. Popper, “I’ll miss you very much, my dear. But we have money to live on for a

“Party by the name of Popper live here?” “That’s me.” “Well, here’s a package that’s come Air Express all the way from Antarctica. Some journey, I’ll say.” Mr. Popper signed the receipt and examined the box. It was covered all over with markings. “UNPACK AT ONCE,” said one. “KEEP COOL,” said another. He noticed that the box was punched here and there with air holes. You can imagine that once he had the box inside the house, Mr. Popper lost no time in getting the screw driver, for by this

little pleased nods of his handsome black head he was parading up and down the inside of the bathtub. Sometimes he seemed to be counting the steps it took — six steps for the length, two steps for the width, six steps for the length again, and two more for the width. “For such a big bird he takes awfully small steps,” said Bill. “And look how his little black coat drags behind. It almost looks as if it were too big for him,” said Janie. But the penguin was tired of marching. This time, when it

rapidly, in spite of everything we have done for it. I have wondered lately whether it is not suffering from loneliness. Perhaps that is what ails your Captain Cook. I am, therefore, shipping you, under separate cover, our penguin. You may keep her. There is just a chance that the birds may get on better together.” And that is how Greta came to live at 432 Proudfoot Avenue. Chapter XI Greta SO CAPTAIN COOK did not die, after all. There were two penguins in the refrigerator, one

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