Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped (one chipped), ivory boards soiled with picture in blue of Mr. Popper surrounded by his penguins. Text has a few spots and marks, but paper is of good quality and not yellowed. Charming illustrations by Robert Lawson are black and white and blue, black and white.
Story of Mr. Popper, who paints houses for a living but dreams of adventures in faraway place. He fascinated with Antarctica and Admiral Drake's Antarctic Adventures, especially with the penguins there, and writes Admiral Drake, never expecting to get a reply, when one day the doorbell rings with a special delivery from the Admiral - a penguin!
Age Level: Grades 3-6; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall