Poppy by Avi
(Tales from Dimwood Forest)

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Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.
 

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Some pretty amazing things have happened to Avi. It all began in 1970, with "Things That Sometimes Happen, " his first book. His novels include two Newbery Honor Books, "Nothing but the Truth" and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, " also the winner of the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. Avi's fifty books tell mysterious, fantastical, and historical tales, and even an animal tale or two, like "Poppy" (also a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award recipient) and "The Christmas Rat." He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Brian Floca has written and illustrated the picture books "Five Trucks"; the ALA Notable Children's Book "The Racecar Alphabet"; and the ALA Notable Children's Book and Robert F. Sibert Honor Book "Lightship". His most recent book is "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11", which "Kirkus Reviews" described as ?Breathtaking, thrilling, and perfect.? Brian has illustrated "The Hinky-Pink", by Megan McDonald, also an ALA Notable Children's Book, and several books by Avi, including the graphic novel "City of Light, City of Dark" and "Poppy", winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. A native of Texas, Brian currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at brianfloca.com.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Scholastic. 160 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction

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Still grieving over the loss of her beau Ragweed of Poppy (1995), the intrepid deer mouse decides to bring the sad news to his family in this uneven, heavy-handed sequel.

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An adolescent mouse named Poppy is off on a romantic tryst with her rebel boyfriend when they are attacked by Mr. Ocax, the owl who rules over the area.

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Newbery Honor author Avi (Tom, Babette and Simon, reviewed June 12) turns out another winner with this fanciful tale featuring a cast of woodland creatures. As ruler of Dimwood Forest, Ocax the hoot o

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As ruler of Dimwood Forest, Ocax the hoot owl has promised to protect the mice occupying an abandoned farmhouse as long as they ask permission before ``moving about.'' Poppy, a timid dormouse, is a loyal, obedient subject-until she sees Ocax devour her fiance and hears the owl deny her father's r...

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In fact, his family has been forced to leave their comfortable nest and move to higher ground: a clan of development-mad beavers are flooding out the residents in their efforts to turn the pastoral backwater into ""Canad's Cute Condos."" Along the way, Poppy encounters Ragweed's dreamy, poetic br...

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