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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  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Avi is an imaginative author, but he lacks a strong characteristic voice. This tale of a brave young mouse is a little too pat, but the natural history details mix very well with the anthropomorphic bits. Read full review

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User Review  - nariya.rose - LibraryThing

Poppy is a wonderful story about a little mouse named (as you can probably guess) Poppy. She and her huge family live on the edge of Dimwood forest. Dimwood is controlled by a great horned owl called ... 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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