With twelve penguins on his hands as pets, Mr. Popper finds himself unable to continue his occupation as a house painter
A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."—"The Horn Book." Newbery Honor Book.
Each book in this series is a guide for using a well-known piece of literature in the classroom. Included are sample plans, author information, vocabulary-building ideas, and cross-curricular activities. At the Intermediate and Challenging levels, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel are also included.
About the Author
Before his death in 1948, Richard Atwater was a newspaper columnist and a professor of Greek. He is best known for writing Mr. Popper's Penguins with his wife, Florence, who finished the novel when he fell ill. Together, they were honored with the 1939 Newbery Honor Award.
Series: Literature Units
For Ages: Up to 11 years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.4 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.13