Poppy & Rye

Poppy & Rye

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"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 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."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper Trophy/HarperCollinsPublishers, 2007, c1998.
ISBN: 9780380976386
Call Number: Kids Fiction
Characteristics: 210, 10 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Porcupines -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Floca, Brian
Alternative Title: Poppy and Rye


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Jul 16, 2020

Amazing storytelling, good bridge book to read aloud to young readers as it’s well written and helps developing language skills

Jul 11, 2017

A real pleasure to read out loud with the kids. The characters really come to life!

Aug 25, 2016

This book was very well done and I really enjoyed it. But the first one was better.

May 03, 2011

This is one of my favorite books :)

May 09, 2006

This wonderful and creative book is the second part of the exciting series about Poppy the mouse. After Ragweed (Poppy's boyfriend) is killed by Mr. Ocax (an evil owl who Poppy killed for revenge) Poppy sets out into the world to tell Ragweed's family about his tragic death. When she gets there, she realizes that beavers have taken over Ragweed's home and his brother, Rye, who likes Poppy. Will she be able to save the day yet again? Read this awesome book and find out!


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Dec 06, 2011

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Nov 05, 2011

Gr 3-6��This novel tells the story, as promised in the final pages of Poppy (Orchard, 1995), of how the courageous deer mouse met and married her husband Rye. Picking up Poppy's story after her victory over Mr. Ocax the owl, Avi chronicles her quest to find her late fianc��'s family and tell them of his death in Mr. Ocax's claws. The couple meet early in her journey, but their growing love is temporarily thwarted by Rye's imprisonment within the lodge of clich��-spouting, indefatigably eager beavers. He is also hindered by his fears that he can't live up to Poppy's memories of Ragweed, who was Rye's sometimes admired, sometimes despised older brother. Unfortunately, the mouse's conflicting feelings about his brother are never clearly resolved, and Rye remains a less-developed character than Poppy, whose growth from timid to brave is one of the previous book's chief delights. Poppy and Rye also loses steam during a distracting subplot featuring Ereth the porcupine's cranky (and unrequited) love for Poppy, but it will still appeal to fans of the first book.��Beth Wright, Edythe Dyer Community Library, Hampden, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals


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