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The Popper Penguin Rescue

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater is a classic children's novel.  It has inspired readers since its first publication in 1938.  And now it has inspired a two-time National Book Award finalist author to continue the penguin-tastic adventures of the Popper family.  Find out how the author felt about this enormous undertaking, then read the book!

The Popper Penguin Rescue by Eliot Schrefer (10/13/2020)
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 — waitwhat’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!

 

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