Poppy

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HarperCollins, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
31 Reviews

From acclaimed Newbery-winning author Avi comes the thrilling and heartwarming second book in the classic animal adventure series, The Tales of Dimwood Forest.

At the very edge of Dimwood Forest stood an old charred oak where, silhouetted by the moon, a great horned owl sat waiting. The owl's name was Mr. Ocax, and he looked like death himself. With his piercing gaze, he surveyed the lands he called his own, watching for the creatures he considered his subjects. Not one of them ever dared to cross his path . . . until the terrible night when two little mice went dancing in the moonlight. . . .

A perennially popular story of courage and determination, Poppy is a fixture on state award lists and in classrooms across the country.

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Good storytelling skills and character development. - Goodreads
It was easy to read aloud. - Goodreads
I suppose this is a good introduction to it. - Goodreads
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Review: Poppy (Dimwood Forest #1)

User Review  - Brit - Goodreads

Category: Modern fantasy Author: Avi Illustrator: Brian Floca Title: Poppy (Dimwood Forest #1) Publication date: 1995 Brief annotation: Poppy the deer mouse and her family must brave the journey to ... Read full review

Review: Poppy (Dimwood Forest #1)

User Review  - Courtney - Goodreads

My first and second graders loved this tale. Some of the language was a bit fresh so I altered it a bit as I went (jerk, butt-brain, etc.) but the kids often begged me to keep reading or would remind ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado.

Brian Floca's illustrations have appeared in several books by Avi, including the six volumes of the Poppy stories and the graphic novel City of Light, City of Dark. For younger readers, he is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo II as well as the highly praised books Lightship, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and ALA Notable Book; The Racecar Alphabet, also an ALA Notable Book; and Five Trucks.