The Popper Penguin Rescue


By Eliot Schrefer

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From two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer comes an original penguin-tastic adventure inspired by the beloved classic Mr. Popper's Penguins.

It's been years and years since the Popper family lived in Stillwater, but the town is still riding high on its former penguin residents. Across the river, in Hillport, residents try to re-create the magic with penguin carnival rides and penguin petting zoos, pretending they're the Popper originals. As the years have gone by, fewer and fewer people have come, and the small attractions shuttered.

Nina and Joe Popper have just moved to Hillport with their mother. There's a lot to do: unpacking, scrubbing the floors, investigating the basement—wait, what's this? Two penguin eggs are tucked snugly near the furnace!

It's up to Nina and Joe to find their newly hatched penguin chicks a home. Setting off on the adventure of a lifetime, they endure perilous storms, a long journey to the Arctic, and of course, penguins. Lots and lots of Popper penguins!

  • "Quite delightful."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Bringing a contemporary conscience to its predecessor, the wholesome book champions respect for animals and environmental issues within the structure of a satisfying family adventure."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "There are plenty of affectionate callbacks to the original Popper tale, but Schrefer's story is an entertaining adventure of its own. It's a joy to have Popper penguins back to play."

On Sale
Sep 28, 2021
Page Count
192 pages

Eliot Schrefer

About the Author

ELIOT SCHREFER is a New York Times bestselling author who has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. He also received the Stonewall Honor for best LGBTQIA+ teen book and a Printz Honor for best young adult book from the American Library Association. His science writing has appeared in Discover, Sierra, USA Today, Nautilus, and The Washington Post Magazine. He has an M.A. in animal studies from NYU, is on the faculty of Hamline University's MFA for Writing for Children and Young Adults, and lives with his husband in New York City. Visit him online at 

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