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This edition was published in by Orchard Books in New York.

Written in English

147 pages

It is scary to look Mr. Ocax in the eyes. Especially if you are a deer mouse and only six inches long (and three inches of that is your tail). Besides, if you are Poppy you would rather be dancing in the moonlight. Instead, you have to defend yourself against the tyranny of Mr. Ocax, a great horned owl, who, compared to you, is huge.

Mr. Ocax has declared himself king of Dimwood Forest, claiming that he alone protects the mice from porcupines. In order to expand beyond Gray House (where they have lived since the farmer left), the mouse family must ask Mr. Ocax's consent. He refuses, saying that Poppy and her boyfriend did not request permission for a little dancing on Bannock Hill. That moment begins all the trouble.

Frightening trouble, as it turns out, for Poppy must come face-to-face with a dreaded porcupine and, equally alone, confront Mr. Ocax at his most fierce. It's then that Poppy learns there is no bully worse than a bully whose bluff is called.

In this charmingly pictured fable, Avi calls courage by its rightful name. And celebrates it.
--front flap

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Poppy

First published in 1995



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At the very edge of Dimwood Forest stood an old charred oak where, silhouetted by the moon, a great horned owl sat waiting. The owl's name was Mr. Ocax, and he looked like death himself. With his piercing gaze, he surveyed the lands he called his own, watching for the creatures he considered his subjects. Not one of them ever dared to cross his path . . . until the terrible night when two little mice went dancing in the moonlight . . . (source)

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A think crescent moon, high in the sky, shed faint white light over Dimwood Forest.
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Poppy

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This edition was published in by Orchard Books in New York.


Edition Description

It is scary to look Mr. Ocax in the eyes. Especially if you are a deer mouse and only six inches long (and three inches of that is your tail). Besides, if you are Poppy you would rather be dancing in the moonlight. Instead, you have to defend yourself against the tyranny of Mr. Ocax, a great horned owl, who, compared to you, is huge.

Mr. Ocax has declared himself king of Dimwood Forest, claiming that he alone protects the mice from porcupines. In order to expand beyond Gray House (where they have lived since the farmer left), the mouse family must ask Mr. Ocax's consent. He refuses, saying that Poppy and her boyfriend did not request permission for a little dancing on Bannock Hill. That moment begins all the trouble.

Frightening trouble, as it turns out, for Poppy must come face-to-face with a dreaded porcupine and, equally alone, confront Mr. Ocax at his most fierce. It's then that Poppy learns there is no bully worse than a bully whose bluff is called.

In this charmingly pictured fable, Avi calls courage by its rightful name. And celebrates it.
--front flap

Edition Notes

"A Richard Jackson book"–Half t.p.

Series
Poppy #02
Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1995

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.A953 Po 1995

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1274509M
Internet Archive
poppy00avi1_0
ISBN 10
0531087832
ISBN 13
9780531087831
LC Control Number
95006040
OCLC/WorldCat
924450007
Amazon.com
0531087832
Google
YkHhAAAAMAAJ
Library Thing
174835
Goodreads
2986699

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