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Richard Atwater (1892–1948)

Autor/a de Míster Popper i els pingüins

9+ obres 9,412 Membres 155 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Inclou el nom: Richard Tupper Atwater

Nota de desambiguació:

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

Obres de Richard Atwater

Obres associades

The Secret History (0550) — Traductor, algunes edicions1,506 exemplars
Reader's Digest Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
More Chucklebait: Funny Stories for Everyone (1949) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Atwater, Richard
Data de naixement
1892-12-29
Data de defunció
1948-08-21
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Professions
professor
journalist
Relacions
Atwater, Florence (spouse)
Nota de desambiguació
One Atwater per author page, please!

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

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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 | Hi ha 154 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |
 
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kristincedar | Hi ha 154 ressenyes més | Nov 14, 2023 |
Here's another book that begs for a great screenplay. And of course I want to play Mrs. Popper. My only worry is that Hollywood ruins it as there is little in the way of plot tension and who knows what might get thrown in to up the drama!
 
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Estadístiques

Obres
9
També de
3
Membres
9,412
Popularitat
#2,554
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
155
ISBN
76
Llengües
11
Preferit
2
Pedres de toc
91

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