Poppy and Rye


by Avi (Author) Brian Floca (Illustrator)

Book Cover for Poppy and Rye

   Book 3   
Pages: 214

Heartbroken over the death of her fiance, Ragweed, Poppy, a deer mouse, journeys west through the vast Dimwood Forest to bring the sad news to Ragweed's family. But Poppy and her prickly porcupine pal, Ereth, arrive only to discover that beavers have flooded the serene valley where Ragweed lived. Together Poppy and Ragweed's brother Rye brave kidnapping, imprisonment, and a daring rescue to fight the beavers. At the same time, Rye – who has lived in Ragweed's shadow – fights to prove himself worthy of Poppy's love.

Recognition: Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2001)

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 

 Print series book list

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)