Poppy's Return (Hardcover)

Author: Avi

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Poppy, accompanied by her troublesome son Junior, his skunk friend, and Uncle Ereth the porcupine, responds to a summons to return to her ancestral home, Gray House, to save the mice there from destruction by a bulldozer.


Publisher Perfection Learning
Mfg Part# 9780756969592
SKU 217117757
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 075696959X
Release Date 8/16/2010
Author Info
Avi Wortis is known to his readers simply as Avi. Raised in New York City, he was ironically assigned a tutor in high school to help him with his writing. His first novel, WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN, ANYWAY?, was published in 1992 while he was working as a librarian. Avi writes historical fiction, fantasies, thrillers, and comic novels. In 1991, THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE was named a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction. In 2003, CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD received the much-coveted Newbery Medal.
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Annotation This installment of Poppy's story centers on the joys and sorrows of family. The lovable, plump deer mouse and her husband, Rye, happily live in Dimwood Forest with their many children. They're worried about Ragweed, Jr., who, at three months, has become a difficult, irritating adolescent. Taking after the uncle he was named after, he ignores his parents, is terribly rude, and has even dyed his fur so he'll look like his best friend, Mephitis, who is a skunk. Poppy isn't sure what to do, and when she's forced to visit her family--with whom she doesn't get along very well--across the forest, she takes Junior with her in effort to reconnect. While very humorous, this story also addresses the complexity of family relationships, prejudice, and love. Accompanied by B&W illustrations, this is the fifth addition to the much-loved Poppy series.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0223
Publisher Perfection Learning
Series Part 05

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