Hooray for the return of Mr. Penguin—our favorite adventurer (and penguin)!
He has a dashing hat. He has a battered satchel. He has a packed lunch of fish finger sandwiches. Now he just needs an adventure! Mr. Penguin and his trusty sidekick Colin are back with more penguin (and spider) mystery-solving fun!
When Mr. Penguin and Colin crash-land on a snowy mountain, they discover strange noises coming from an old, ruined fortress. Might it be connected to the mystery of missing pets? Why are there shadowy figures lurking about? And will Mr. Penguin conquer his fear of flying?
Join this hilarious duo as they find the answers to these questions in the second installment in this humorous, page-turning series from author-illustrator Alex T. Smith. And once you’ve finished this excitement-filled book, check out the popular Claude series for a guaranteed thrill for young readers seeking a good adventure.
Be sure to read the first book in the Mr. Penguin series for more penguin adventures!
“Mr. Penguin’s second caper is as silly as the first… Fans will be happy more adventures are in the offing.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The book’s clever plot twists will surprise and delight young readers… Stylish and intricate drawings…a rollicking caper.” —Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Smith delivers a peppy mystery brimming with absurdity and laughs, suspenseful moments, and detailed two-tone illustrations…Hero and villain tropes give the entire adventure the feel of a well-crafted cartoon episode, and kids will eagerly stay tuned.” —Booklist Online
“This rollicking, stand-alone, chapter book adventure deftly blends humor, mystery, and a dash of whimsy….endearing…. This title will appeal to established readers looking for a quick, engaging read. Interspersed illustrations, large print, and pacing make it appealing as a bridge for readers with a preference for graphic novels.” —School Library Connection
Find Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets this October at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble. Can’t get enough of this fish finger sandwich-loving penguin? Do some of your own sleuthing with these fun activity sheets!