An introduction to the Poppy Stories from their publisher, HarperCollins:


"Newbery Medal winner Avi demonstrates his mastery of the animal fantasy genre with his critically acclaimed Poppy stories. Enjoyed both in classrooms and by families reading together, the sweet adventures of Poppy, Ragweed, Rye, Ereth, and Junior resonate with readers of many ages. The universal hopes, dreams, and troubles of these characters invite discussion and further exploration, as the books provide a meaningful and fun reading experience—an experience that is meant to be shared. Follow Ragweed as he leaves his home looking for adventure, Poppy as she risks her life for others, and Rye as he finds his true value. Grow to love Ereth, despite his cantankerous irritability, and laugh at Ragweed Junior for his rebellious teenage talk. Savor each of the six books in the series as you travel the paths through Dimwood Forest."


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