Synopses & Reviews
Has Ereth lost Poppy forever?
Poppy, a deer mouse, has spent the long winter curled up inside her tree snag home in Dimwood Forest. When the ground thaws and life returns to the woods, Poppy sets out in search of excitement. Suddenly, swooped up by Luci the bat, Poppy is flying high over the forest. Meanwhile, Poppys best friend, Ereth the grumbling porcupine, who was with Poppy when she vanished, is convinced that she has died. He sets out to give her the best funeral ever. Can Poppy find her way out of the bats cave to set Ereth straight and return home after the adventure of a lifetime?
About the Author
Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead
, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World
. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
and Nothing But the Truth
, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows
. He lives with his family in Colorado.
Brian Floca's illustrations have appeared in several books by Avi, including the six volumes of the Poppy stories and the graphic novel City of Light, City of Dark. For younger readers, he is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo II as well as the highly praised books Lightship, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and ALA Notable Book; The Racecar Alphabet, also an ALA Notable Book; and Five Trucks.