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  • Published: New York : Orchard Books, c1995.
  • Year Published: 1995
  • Description: [147 p.] : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 670

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0380727692 :
  • 0531094839
  • 0531087832 (lib. bdg.) :

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by Avi, 1937-

There are no copies available and 3 requests on 1 copy

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Call number: J Fiction / Avi

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Youth level.

"A Richard Jackson book"--Half t.p.

Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

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The book is really good, and I think positive thoughts about it, but being a amateur ornithologist (someone who studies birds) I find it sad that Mr. Ocax had to be the antagonist in the story. Other than that, it was a really good book.

Cute, with a great lesson

Through the use of woodland animals, Avi teaches readers to think for themselves, problem solve, and to be brave, even when no one thinks you can accomplish something! A great, quick read.


I think this book is very charming how Poppy slays the great owl for her revenge for Ragweed. I think the author made a good choice choosing a porcupine for a friend; for no one would have guessed that she as a mouse would befriend such a feared and unknown creature.

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