Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Book - 1938
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The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1938
ISBN: 9780316058438
9780316058421
0316058424
Branch Call Number: ATWATER
Characteristics: 138 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Atwater, Florence

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lasleym
Jul 18, 2016

We listened to the whole book driving around one weekend day, from one end of town to the other. Great narration, literally giving voice to the quirky characters. Fantastic story, transported us back to a different time, when something so silly can go on its own route. Fun, lovely, read-aloud story.

pretty good but a little
bit cheesy

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Mr. Popper is a house painter who dreams of exploring exotic, faraway places. One day a surprise package arrives in the mail containing a penguin whom he names Captain Cook. Pretty soon Mr. Popper and his family find themselves with a big dilemma: how to feed and care for a whole house full of penguins!

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pplarel
Jan 08, 2015

My favorite book as a child! Very sweet and funny. Read aloud to my class and they loved it as well.

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babyjo
Jul 08, 2014

it was better than movie

alperkins Jul 02, 2014

A true classic that warms the heart and tickles the funny bone!

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forrestyusenxie
Apr 16, 2013

Great book read it more than 5 times already

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MabbooStrike
Feb 06, 2013

I thought this book was amazing. When reading it I was addicted to the book. After I was done the chapter I was reading, I was really excited to read the next chapter. I really enjoyed the book.

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vincentrox
Aug 07, 2012

This book is very fun to read. I enjoyed every minute of it.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

soooo good to watch and enjoy with the whole family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"[doorbell]
Tom Popper: Ooh, hey! gosh thought you guys would never get here, Its Great!
[squawk]
Billy:Penguins! Yes!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

[Phone rings]
Voice on the phone: Thomas, your father left you something.
Tom: So where was he?
Voice on Phone: Antartic."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"Tom Popper: Dear Lord, thank you for the food we are about to eat. Please use your mighty power, to stop the melting of the polar ice caps. Amen.
[penguin squawks]"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"Tom: When did I ever disappoint anybody.
Janie, Billy, Mrs. Popper:[all speak together]My birthday, father's day, Our anniversary.
Tom: hmmmmmm.."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"Tom: Who is ready for big weekend at Dadssss..
Janie: I don't want to go.
Tom: Its going to be fun.
[Billy kicks football in to Tom's groin]"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"Tom Popper: I don't like you...I don't need you...
[penguins snoring]
Tom Popper: I don't want you in my life!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Tom Popper: Yeah Absolutely."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

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"Reader: Pull yourself together. Your house is full of penguins.
Tom Popper: I know... [Halucinating Laugh]

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"Tom: Hey kids check this out!!
Tom Popper:[Dancing with penguins to the tune of Ice Ice Baby]In.
Shuffle - fall - step
Shuffle - fall - lunge
Step - ball - chain, step - ball - chain
Word.
[penquin squawks as he falls]"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

"Tom: I am a dream weaver pippy. Make them believe in a dream and they will buy anything."

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joycemas
Jul 25, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

alperkins Jul 02, 2014

alperkins thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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yellow_cat_1443 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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forrestyusenxie
Apr 16, 2013

forrestyusenxie thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 40

02leejiyun Aug 15, 2012

02leejiyun thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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vincentrox
Aug 07, 2012

vincentrox thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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orange_cheetah_224
Jul 23, 2012

orange_cheetah_224 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

violet_cat_1889 Jun 30, 2012

violet_cat_1889 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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alicarlo
Jul 12, 2011

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alperkins Jul 02, 2014

Polar-obsessed house painter Mr. Popper is delighted to received a surprise gift from Admiral Drake- a live penguin! One penguin lead to another- and another- and another! Eventually the Popper family is given fame and fortune because of their talented animal family

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Thomas "Tom" Popper Jr. (Jim Carrey) is a divorced realtor whose father traveled to many far places around the world during his childhood. He uses methods of experiencing adventures to get CEOs of businesses into selling their buildings to Popper's real estate company. When his father dies, his last will asks for his son to be given a souvenir from his last adventure. Sometime later a crate containing a gentoo penguin (Captain) shows up at his doorstep. After the penguin annoys him Mr. Popper tries to send the penguin back to the crew of Captain Popper. Eventually, due to a miscommunication with a crewmember of Captain Popper, more penguins arrive (Bitey, Stinky, Lovey, Nimrod, and Loudy), bringing the total to six. Popper initially intends to donate the penguins to a pest control of some sort, but changes his mind when his children, Janie Popper (Madeline Carroll) and Billy Popper (Maxwell Perry Cotton), think that the penguins are Billy's birthday present. That night Mr. Popper meets with New York Zookeeper Nat Jones (Clark Gregg), who asks Mr. Popper for the penguins having been tipped off by Popper's assistant for a pest problem. Popper tries to stall him by asking him to collect the penguins another time. Nat Jones agrees but not before warning that the conditions in Popper's apartment are not good enough to raise penguins. Popper is forced to pay the board of his apartment to keep the penguins with him in his apartment home.

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