Poppy


by Avi (Author) Brian Floca (Illustrator)

Book Cover for Poppy

   Book 2   
Pages: 164

In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. He frequently reminds the trusting mice of his importance, as he snatches careless ones for his frequent meals. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge.

Poppy is a warm and lively tale for young readers. Through the award-winning talents of the master storyteller Avi, the tiny creature's far-ranging adventure provides a hearty lesson about bullies and celebrates the strength of a courageous spirit.

Recognition: Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (1999); New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award (1999)

Dimwood Forest Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Dimwood Forest
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 6
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: animals  fantasy  adventure  nature 

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Books in series order


1.   Ragwood  (1999)
2.   Poppy  (1995)
3.   Poppy and Rye  (1997)
4.   Ereth's Birthday  (2000)
5.   Poppy's Return  (2005)
6.   Poppy and Ereth  (2009)