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Poppy by Avi
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Apr 10, 10

Read in April, 2010

Anna rated this book with "four stars." It was easy to read aloud. The language has a flow as though written for reading aloud; each chapter leaves the reader hanging, making Anna beg for more.

From Publishers Weekly
Newbery Honor author Avi (Tom, Babette and Simon, reviewed June 12) turns out another winner with this fanciful tale featuring a cast of woodland creatures. As ruler of Dimwood Forest, Ocax the hoot owl has promised to protect the mice occupying an abandoned farmhouse as long as they ask permission before "moving about." Poppy, a timid dormouse, is a loyal, obedient subject-until she sees Ocax devour her fiance and hears the owl deny her father's request to seek new living quarters. To prove that the intimidating ruler is really a phony, Poppy embarks on a dangerous and eye-opening quest, which ends with her one-on-one battle with Ocax. While the themes about tyranny and heroism are timeless, Avi leavens his treatment with such 20th-century touches as Poppy's jive-talking boyfriend and Poppy's own romantic vision of herself as Ginger Rogers. An engaging blend of romance, suspense and parody, this fantasy is well-nigh irresistible. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 9-11.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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message 1: by Pig (new) - rated it 1 star

Pig de Long I rate it -100000000000... stars. This book is a hunk of squid. A bad, oooktainious read


message 2: by Pig (new) - rated it 1 star

Pig de Long I rate it -100000000000... stars. This book is a hunk of squid. A bad, oooktainious read


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