Poppy and Rye

Poppy and Rye


Paperback - 1999
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When their home next to a brook is destroyed by beavers, a large family of golden mice is aided by Poppy the deer mouse and her grumpy porcupine friend, who in the process forges a relationship with the son he had abandoned.
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1999, c1998.
ISBN: 9780380797172
Characteristics: viii, 190 pages :,illustrations, map ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Floca, Brian - Illustrator


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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

Red_Zebu_4 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99


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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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