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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.
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published on September 26, 1988 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316058424
ISBN-13: 9780316058421
19 Book Reviews
  • 13iamgroot
    13iamgrootabout 3 years33 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.
    • pooabout 6 years
      the book is very funny but the movie is better because the penguins are retarred
      • Mrs. F's Classover 6 years
        We thought this was a great book! It made us curious, it made us laugh and we enjoyed how the book ended!
        • haycol
          haycolabout 7 years55 stars
          Great book to sit a read really funny book.
          • haycol
            haycolabout 7 years55 stars
            Awesome book it makes me feel like I am in mr poppers life.
            • bean9
              bean9over 7 years33 stars
              Mr. popers penguins. its about this guy. got this big box in the mail it was a penuin in the box.
              • arshanbadri
                arshanbadriover 7 years
                It is a very good book i am enjoying it I think you should read it
                • FRMover 7 years
                  the best book ever! I my school did a a thing with sheet to tested on!
                  • targeted
                    targetedalmost 8 years
                    I watched the movie, but didn't read the book
                    • charge675
                      charge675over 8 years44 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.