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Harper Collins, Jan 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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King of the Night

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. . .

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User Review  - amy.wesen - LibraryThing

Personal Response: I absolutely loved this novel! I thought it was richly detailed and was quite humorous throughout the book. It was easy to pick up and read and I actually read it in two days. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - laurensx - LibraryThing

Poppy's love interest becomes the dinner for Mr. Ocax, the great-horned owl. As a result, Poppy becomes the blame for the family not being able to move to a new location. With her wits and quick ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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.

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