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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

poppersMr. Popper’s Penguins

By Richard Atwater

Genre: Fiction

Curriculum subjects: Adventure: Animals, Pets, Humor, Folk/Fairy Tales: Animals

Grade: 3-7


Educator Guide

Mr. Popper’s Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. First published in 1938, this story of a housepainter who is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake, and who, thanks to the arrival of a female penguin, soon has twelve penguins living in his house, has amused and enchanted generations of children and their parents.



1939 Newbery Honor Book