Mr. Popper's Penguins - Chapters 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

Richard and Florence Atwater
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Chapters 13 and 14 Summary

Chapter 13: Mrs. Popper approaches Mr. Popper, and informs him that the rookery, the live fish, and other expenses have been too much: the family is running out of money. Mrs. Popper suggests, half-heartedly, that they stew up the penguins for food, but of course Mr. Popper is opposed to that notion. But Mrs. Popper is getting desperate, since she is the money person in the family. She also suggests that they could sell the penguins to someone for money.

Mr. Popper has the idea to train the penguins in order to put together a stage show for money. Mrs. Popper goes along with the idea. They move a piano down to the rookery, and go about training the penguins. Mrs. Popper has not played piano in a long time, but she picks it back up again to provide musical accompaniment for...

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