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Mr. Popper's penguins
Atwater, Richard.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
2 audio discs (2 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
General Note:
"Unabridged books on CD"--container.
Reading Level:
For listeners ages 8 and up.
Subject Term:
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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Material Type
Home Location
Williamsville Library J FICTION CD Juvenile Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Author Notes

Richard Atwater was born on December 29, 1892 in Chicago, and educated at the University of Chicago, where he later taught Greek. In addition to teaching, Atwater worked as a book editor and newspaper columnist.

Atwater wrote several books in his lifetime, including Doris and the Trolls and Rickety Rimes of Riq. However, it was his children's book Mr. Popper's Penguins that made him famous. In this story a house painter receives several penguins as a present. He keeps them in his refrigerator and the trouble they create is chronicled in the story.

In 1934, Atwater suffered a stroke. Atwater's wife revised and completed the manuscript. Richard Atwater died on August 21, 1948. Mr. Popper's Penguins won the Newberry Medal in 1939 and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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A pair of polar penguins dramatically alters the simple life-style of the housepainter Mr. Popper.

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