Cricket Magazine Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories for Children and Young Teens

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater

A house painter named Mr. Popper dreams of being an Antarctic explorer. When he gets a penguin, his dream comes true. Soon one penguin turns into two, and soon a dozen penguins are in the household. It’s too expensive to take

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