Poppy And Rye by HarperCollins AviPoppy And Rye by HarperCollins Avi

Poppy And Rye

byHarperCollins AviIllustratorBrian Floca

Paperback | April 6, 1999

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The third book in the beloved Poppy series by Newbery Medal–winning author Avi, with illustrations from Caldecott Medal–winning artist Brian Floca

Heartbroken over the death of her fiance, Ragweed, Poppy the deer mouse journeys west through the vast Dimwood Forest to bring the sad news to Ragweed's family. But Poppy and her prickly 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.

“A good, old–fashioned story with an exciting plot…will please readers on many levels. An excellent choice for reading alone or reading aloud.” (Booklist (*Starred Review*))
Title:Poppy And RyeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.38 inPublished:April 6, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380797178

ISBN - 13:9780380797172

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not As Good As Others in the Series Poppy decides to try and find Ragweed's parents to tell them the news and Ereth accompanies her. Once they arrive they find that beavers have built a dam and flooded Ragweed's family out of their home. More than anything this is a love story. Poppy meets her husband-to-be, Ereth also feels love for the first time and we see the love of parents for children. I'm not too surprised that my 7yo did not enjoy this book very much. He enjoyed the occasional chapters focused on Poppy and Ereth but the rest of the book did not hold his interest and he requested I stop reading it three-quarters of the way through. I did finish reading the book myself and feel this is the weakest book we've read in the series so far. The beaver characters as the new enemy were more annoying than anything, certainly nothing like the evil Mr. Ocax of the first book. There were some good parts and I moderately enjoyed this volume.
Date published: 2007-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool This book was cool. It wasn't one of the better books but it was pretty good.
Date published: 2000-07-16

From Our Editors

Poppy’s friend Ragweed has died and the heartbroken mouse now has to visit Ragweed’s family to tell deliver the bad news. When Poppy arrives, she sees tragedy has struck the mouse family already -- beavers have flooded their valley. In their desperation, the family turns to Poppy and Ragweed’s younger brother, Rye, for help. Can they save their friends and, more importantly, can Rye win Poppy’s heart in Avi’s Poppy And Rye?

Editorial Reviews

“A good, old–fashioned story with an exciting plot…will please readers on many levels. An excellent choice for reading alone or reading aloud.” (Booklist (*Starred Review*))