Mr. Popper's Penguins - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

Richard and Florence Atwater
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Chapters 11 and 12 Summary

Chapter 11: Captain Cook and the new female penguin, Greta, become very cozy in the icebox, and soon they are both cured of their maladies. Captain Cook drops a checker (from the icebox) at Mr. Popper's feet in appreciation. Mrs. Popper brings up the problem of being able to tell the two penguins apart, and Mr. Popper responds by grabbing his paint and painting "CAPT COOK" on the back of Captain Cook.

Mr. Popper predicts that the two penguins will soon be having chicks, and so the refrigerator will become an inadequate nest in a short amount of time. Mr. Popper suggests they open all the windows and let the coming cold turn the entire house into a penguin habitat. In the meantime, the family will wear winter overcoats indoors. Soon, the first snow comes, and the penguins enjoy sliding around the...

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