Mr. Popper’s Penguins

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper is a poor painter who is enamored with expeditions to the South Pole. He reads all he can about Admiral Drake and his great conquests. When Mr. Popper writes a letter to Admiral Drake and receives a penguin in return, the fun really begins. He soon acquires another one from the zoo and then the multiplying starts. After a short time, he teaches all of the penguins to do tricks and they begin to perform shows. Soon fame and wealth follow and Mr. Popper is no longer poor. The story ends when he finally gets to live out his dream and go on a polar expedition. All of the kids in our family have read this book and they rate it as a 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10) for enjoyment and “funniness.”