POPPY AND RYE
New York : Avon, 1998
IL 3-6 RL 6.0
and Rye is the sequel of Poppy, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner.
Poppy, a brave little deer mouse, battles a bullying great horned owl in
that first book. Now Poppy must wage war against a family of beavers
who have constructed a dam that has flooded the peaceful valley where a
family of mice with 63 children have lived for years. The mice are
forced to move to higher ground. But the greedy beavers want an even
larger dam and the water rises higher. Rye, who wants to gain the
same respect that everyone has for his older brother, Ragweed, is determined
to prove his ability and courage to his family. In a final showdown
with the beavers, Poppy and Rye face kidnapping, imprisonment, and a dangerous
rescue mission in order to regain the valley for the mouse family.
Packed with adventure, this is also a story of friendship and love, made
even more enjoyable by Ereth, Poppy's best friend, an opinionated old porcupine
who is always spouting hilarious insults about everyone and everything.
(Jeannie Bellavance firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Reader's Choice Awards)
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