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Richard Atwater (1892–1948)

Autor(a) de Mr. Popper's Penguins

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Includes the name: Richard Tupper Atwater

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) One Atwater per author page, please! Yes, the same Richard Atwater translated the Secret History and wrote Mr. Popper's Penguin.

Obras por Richard Atwater

Mr. Popper's Penguins (1938) — Autor — 9,223 exemplares
Doris and the Trolls (1931) 5 exemplares
Mr. Poppers Pinguine (1985) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Secret History (0550) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,554 exemplares
Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
More Chucklebait: Funny Stories for Everyone (1949) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Atwater, Richard
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Atwater, Florence (spouse)
Nota de desambiguação
One Atwater per author page, please!

Yes, the same Richard Atwater translated the Secret History and wrote Mr. Popper's Penguin.



I truly adored the first part of this book and I thought it was going to be a five-star read, but the second half was much worse and I didn't like the ending. I wish I had read this book as a child.
Donderowicz | 158 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2024 |
Mr. Popper, an unassuming, gentle man, paints houses for a living. His hobbies are reading books and watching documentaries about the North and South Poles. When Popper sends a letter to the famous Antarctic explorer, Admiral Drake, the admiral answers his letter by sending him a surprise- a male Adelie penguin. Mr. Popper names him Captain Cook and builds him a nest in the icebox. When the penguin falls sick from lack of companionship, Mr. Popper gets a female penguin from a zoo. Then, the Poppers transform their basement into a miniature South Pole, and, soon, Greta lays ten eggs. With all the new mouths to feed and extra expenses incurred to keep the penguins cold, the Poppers are soon out of money and in debt. The Poppers and the neighbors love watching the penguins’ antics so Mr. Popper decides to audition them as a theater act. They are a success, and the Poppers go on a ten-week tour of the United States. Wrong directions and penguin antics almost ruin everything.
©2024 Kathy Maxwell at https://bookskidslike.com
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kathymariemax | 158 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
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.
PlumfieldCH | 158 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |
I remember my mom reading this aloud to me and my siblings, and that we all really liked it. I'd forgotten pretty much everything, though, and decided to read it to my nieces (ages 7, 9, 10). They all loved it and gave it 5 stars. I have to, also!

This is a really sweet story about a man who is sent penguins, and all the fun silliness that unfolds with him, his family, and his new pets.

"Janie and Bill would often bring their little friends home from school with them, and they would all go down and watch the penguins for hours.
"At night, instead of sitting and reading and smoking his pipe in the living room, as he had done before, Mr. Popper would put on his overcoat and take his things downstairs. There he would sit and read, with his mittens on, looking up from time to time to see what his pets were doing. He often thought.... how different his life had been before the penguins had come to keep him occupied.... He dreaded to think of the time when.... he would have to leave them all day..." pp 79-80
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RachelRachelRachel | 158 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |



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