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Below is a list of 26 the books by this author.

Book cover of ACTING OUT
ACTING OUT
By: avi | Published: June 2010

With a star-studded lineup of writers, there’s a stage full of drama, comedy, and great storytelling waiting behind these curtains! Sharon Cr...

With a star-studded lineup of writers, there’s a stage full of drama, comedy, and great storytelling waiting behind these curtains! Sharon Creech spoofs a publishing office in The Raven, and the environment fights back against overdevelopment in Susan Cooper’s The Dollop. Patricia MacLachlan puts a twist on detention in The Bad Room, and Katherine Paterson revives a classic fairy tale in The Billionaire and the Bird. Richard Peck has schoolboys doing their best to trick a spooky substitute in Effigy in the Outhouse, and Avi’s Not Seeing Is Believing has words playing tricks on everybody. There’s something for everyone in this all-star lineup.

  • ISBN
    9781416938491
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BEGINNING A MUDDLE & AN END
BEGINNING A MUDDLE & AN END
By: avi | Published: April 2008

Avon the snail and Edward the ant are back for another funny - and philosophical - adventure. This time, Avon has decided he wants to be a writer, onl...

Avon the snail and Edward the ant are back for another funny - and philosophical - adventure. This time, Avon has decided he wants to be a writer, only to discover that writing is way more difficult than he ever imagined. He finally gets the word Something written down, but there's a problem: What to write next? Luckily, his friend Edward is there to advise. Brimming with wit, wisdom, and humor, this warm and winning tale of two friends on a quest will be enjoyed by readers (and writers) of all ages. "

  • ISBN
    9780152055554
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    First Novel
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BUTTON WAR
By: avi | Published: June 2018

Renowned, award-winning author Avi pens a stark, unflinching tale of ordinary boys living in wartime as tensions — and desperations — moun...

Renowned, award-winning author Avi pens a stark, unflinching tale of ordinary boys living in wartime as tensions — and desperations — mount among them. Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but otherwise life is unremarkable. Patryk and his friends entertain themselves by coming up with dares — some more harmful than others — until the Germans drop a bomb on the schoolhouse and the Great War comes crashing in. As control of the village falls from one nation to another, Jurek, the ringleader of these friends, devises the best dare yet: whichever boy steals the finest military button will be king. But as sneaking buttons from uniforms hanging to dry progresses to looting the bodies of dead soldiers — and as Jurek’s obsession with being king escalates — Patryk begins to wonder whether their “button war” is still just a game. When devastation reaches their doorstep, the lines between the button war and the real war blur, especially for the increasingly callous Jurek. Master of historical fiction Avi delivers a fierce account of the boys of one war-torn village who are determined to prove themselves with a simple dare that spins disastrously out of control.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780763690533
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CITY OF LIGHT CITY OF DARK
CITY OF LIGHT CITY OF DARK
By: avi | Published: December 2013

Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary! Two kids fight to save their city from eternal...

Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary! Two kids fight to save their city from eternal winter in this gripping fantasy by Newbery Medalist Avi, illustrated by three-time Sibert honouree Brian Floca. The Kurbs give people light and warmth to establish a city, on one condition: The people must return the Power every year or risk losing the city - forever. This system works for centuries until evil Mr. Underton tries to steal the Power. If he succeeds, the Kurbs will take back the City, reducing it to a dark and frozen tundra. It's up to Carlos and Sarah to find the Power - housed in a subway token - and keep the City safe, despite secrets of Sarah's history that are entwined with the token. What ensues is a race against darkness. A race against the lies of the past. And most of all, a race against time.

  • ISBN
    9780545542562
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of CITY OF LIGHT CITY OF DARK
CITY OF LIGHT CITY OF DARK
By: avi | Published: December 2013

Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary! Two kids fight to save their city from eternal...

Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary! Two kids fight to save their city from eternal winter in this gripping fantasy by Newbery Medalist Avi, illustrated by three-time Sibert honouree Brian Floca. The Kurbs give people light and warmth to establish a city, on one condition: The people must return the Power every year or risk losing the city - forever. This system works for centuries until evil Mr. Underton tries to steal the Power. If he succeeds, the Kurbs will take back the City, reducing it to a dark and frozen tundra. It's up to Carlos and Sarah to find the Power - housed in a subway token - and keep the City safe, despite secrets of Sarah's history that are entwined with the token. What ensues is a race against darkness. A race against the lies of the past. And most of all, a race against time.

  • ISBN
    9780545398800
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of CITY OF ORPHANS
CITY OF ORPHANS
By: avi | Published: September 2012

Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi. The st...

Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi. The streets of 1893 New York are crowded and filthy. For thirteen-year-old newsboy Maks Geless, they are also dangerous. Bruno, leader of the awful Plug Ugly Gang, has set his sights on Maks and orders his boys to track him down. Suddenly Maks finds himself on the run, doing all he can to evade the gang, with only his new friend Willa by his side. And that’s just the start of Mak’s troubles. His sister, Emma, has been arrested and imprisoned for stealing a watch from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks knows she didn’t do it—but will he be able to prove it in time? This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781416971085
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CRISPIN - END OF TIME
CRISPIN - END OF TIME
By: avi | Published: September 2011

  • ISBN
    9780061740831
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CRISPIN THE CROSS OF LEAD
CRISPIN THE CROSS OF LEAD
By: avi | Published: June 2004

H "Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi's fans, it will leave r...

H "Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi's fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) H " . . . [T]he book is a page-turner from beginning to end . . . [A] meticulously crafted story, full of adventure, mystery, and action." -School Library Journal (starred review) "Historical fiction at its finest."-VOYA

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    9780786816583
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of END OF THE BEGINNING
END OF THE BEGINNING
By: avi | Published: February 2004

Avon the snail has never had an adventure. And adventure, he has heard, is the key to a happy life. So with his new friend Edward the ant, Avon sets o...

Avon the snail has never had an adventure. And adventure, he has heard, is the key to a happy life. So with his new friend Edward the ant, Avon sets out on a journey to find the excitement his life has been missing. The travelers meet all manner of wise, weird, and intriguing creatures--including a dragon!--and it's not long before their adventures begin. In the tradition of such classics as The Little Prince, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Winnie-the-Pooh, this completely original story--a modern fable for our time--brims with wit, wisdom, and profound insights about the meaning of things . . . great and small.

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    9780152049683
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    First Novel
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Book cover of END OF THE BEGINNING
END OF THE BEGINNING
By: avi | Published: April 2008

Avon the snail has never had an adventure. And adventure, he has heard, is the key to a happy life. So with his new friend Edward the ant, Avon sets o...

Avon the snail has never had an adventure. And adventure, he has heard, is the key to a happy life. So with his new friend Edward the ant, Avon sets out on a journey to find the excitement his life has been missing. This modern fable is filled with funny - and profound - insights about the meaning of things . . . great and small.

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    9780152055325
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Book cover of ERETH'S BIRTHDAY
ERETH'S BIRTHDAY
By: avi | Published: September 2001

Erethizon Dorsatum—better known as Ereth, the self-centered, foul-tempered old porcupine—is having a birthday. And he fully expects his be...

Erethizon Dorsatum—better known as Ereth, the self-centered, foul-tempered old porcupine—is having a birthday. And he fully expects his best friend Poppy, a deer mouse, to help him celebrate in a grand manner. But Poppy has gone off somewhere with her husband, Rye, and it appears she has forgotten all about it. "Belching Beavers," says Ereth, "I am not angry!" (Though, perhaps he is—and more than just a little.) Ereth knows his special occasion deserves a special treat—even if he has to get it for himself. And what treat could be more special than tasty salt? But the nearest salt is located deep in the forest, in a cabin occupied by fur hunters, who have set out traps to capture the Dimwood Forest animals. In one of the traps, Ereth finds Leaper the Fox—who, with her dying breath, begs the prickly porcupine to take care of her three boisterous young kits, Tumble, Nimble, and Flip. "Jellied walrus warts!" Ereth exclaims, but reluctantly agrees. Certainly this day is not going as he planned—and it's only just the beginning! Not only does Ereth suddenly have a rambunctious new family to take care of, but he's being stalked by Marty the Fisher, the one creature in Dimwood Forest who can do him harm. And Bounder, the father of the three little foxes, remembers all too well the nose full of quills he got a while back from the grumpy old animal who now fancies himself the leader of the den. He too sets out to show Ereth who's boss. Throw in an unexpected snowstorm, and all in all, it adds up to one brithday Ereth the porcupine is never going to forget, not even if he lives to be a hundred and twenty-two!

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    9780380804900
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of MIDNIGHT MAGIC
MIDNIGHT MAGIC
By: avi | Published: October 2001

Night after night, a ghost appears in the royal castle Pergamontio, terrifying the princess. Mangus the Magician doesn't believe in ghosts, but that d...

Night after night, a ghost appears in the royal castle Pergamontio, terrifying the princess. Mangus the Magician doesn't believe in ghosts, but that doesn't stop him from being charged with finding this one. The King demands that Mangus free his daughter from the torment of the ghost...otherwise, the magician will pay with his life. Mangus's only hope is his faithful, street-smart servant boy, Fabrizio, who must solve the mystery of the ghost using logic and reason - and a bit of magic of his own.

Theme: Ghosts, Horror

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    9780439242196
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of MIDNIGHT MAGIC 01
MIDNIGHT MAGIC 01
By: avi | Published: November 2021

Reintroducing a bestselling, magical medieval mystery from Newbery Medalist, Avi! The release builds anticipation for a thrilling third book in the Mi...

Reintroducing a bestselling, magical medieval mystery from Newbery Medalist, Avi! The release builds anticipation for a thrilling third book in the Midnight Magic trilogy, coming in 2022! Night after night, a ghost appears in the royal castle of Pergamontio, terrifying the princess. Mangus the Magician doesn't believe in ghosts, but still the King charges him with finding this one and freeing his daughter from its torment. If he can't, Mangus will pay with his life. The magician's only hope is his faithful, street-smart servant boy, Fabrizio, who must solve the mystery of the ghost using logic and reason -- and a bit of magic of his own.

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    9781338804386
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
By: avi | Published: October 2011

The tantalizing prequel to Avi's bestselling Midnight Magic is now in paperback! A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Perga...

The tantalizing prequel to Avi's bestselling Midnight Magic is now in paperback! A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio. Scholarly Mangus the magician - along with his street-smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio - have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king's court. Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight... or face death! Intricate plotting, surprise twists, and lively prose make for another suspenseful page-turner that stands alone or sets the stage for Midnight Magic!

Theme: Mystery, Horror

  • ISBN
    9780545080910
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
By: avi | Published: January 2010

Avi's provocative Newbery Honor book is now available in an After Words paperback edition! In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriot...

Avi's provocative Newbery Honor book is now available in an After Words paperback edition! In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriotism, and respect, ninth-grader Philip Malloy is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class. Breaking the school's policy of silence during the national anthem, he hums along, and ends up in a crisis at the center of the nation's attention.

Theme: Non-conformist

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    9780545174152
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of OLD WOLF
OLD WOLF
By: avi | Published: August 2016

Hunting—the predator and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from...

Hunting—the predator and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca. In the computer game world of Bow Hunter—thirteen-year-old Casey’s world—there are no deaths, just kills. In Nashoba’s world—the wolf world—there have been no kills. For this is March, the Starving Time in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, when wolves and ravens alike are desperate for food. With the help of a raven, the miraculous Merla, Nashoba must lead his pack of eight to their next meal. The wolf hates being dependent on a mere bird, but Merla is a bird wise beyond her years. When Casey’s path crosses Nashoba’s, the worlds of two very different hunters collide.

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    9781442499225
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    Paperback
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    First Novel
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OLD WOLF
By: avi | Published: August 2015

Hunting—the predator and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from...

Hunting—the predator and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca. In the computer game world of Bow Hunter—thirteen-year-old Casey’s world—there are no deaths, just kills. In Nashoba’s world—the wolf world—there have been no kills. For this is March, the Starving Time in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, when wolves and ravens alike are desperate for food. With the help of a raven, the miraculous Merla, Nashoba must lead his pack of eight to their next meal. The wolf hates being dependent on a mere bird, but Merla is a bird wise beyond her years. When Casey’s path crosses Nashoba’s, the worlds of two very different hunters collide.

Theme: GAMING

  • ISBN
    9781442499218
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of POPPY
POPPY
By: avi | Published: September 1999

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner * ALA Notable Book * ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice * School Library Journal Best Book “This exciting s...

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner * ALA Notable Book * ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice * School Library Journal Best Book “This exciting story is richly visual. The underlying messages, to challenge unjust authority and to rely on logic and belief in oneself, are palatably blended with action and suspense.” — School Library Journal In the second book in the Tales of Dimwood Forest by Newbery Medal-winning author Avi, a tiny deer mouse named Poppy dares to stand up to a tyrannical owl.  The story is accompanied by inviting illustrations from Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca. Poppy knew she was taking a risk following her beloved Ragweed to Bannock Hill, but a night of dancing with the handsome golden mouse was just too tempting. So when Ragweed is scooped up by the sinister owl, Mr. Ocax, who rules over Dimwood forest, she’s devastated. Her whole life she was warned of Mr. Ocax’s evil ways…how could she have been so foolish to put herself and Ragweed at risk? To make matters worse, when Poppy attempts to move with her family to a different part of the woods where the food supply is richer, Mr. Ocax refuses to let them go. Despite what she’s been led to believe for years, Mr. Ocax is not as strong as he wants the mice to think he is. Armed with the bravery, gumption, and wit of a hero, Poppy embarks on a dangerous quest—joined by the irascible but lovable porcupine, Ereth—to defeat Mr. Ocax and lead her family to a better home. A perennially popular story of courage and determination, Poppy is a fixture on state award lists and in classrooms across the country.

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    9780380727698
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    Paperback
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of POPPY & ERETH
POPPY & ERETH
By: avi | Published: March 2011

  • ISBN
    9780061119712
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    Paperback
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POPPY & RYE
By: avi | Published: September 1999

Heartbroken over the death of her fiance, Ragweed, Poppy, a deer mouse, journeys west through the vast Dimwood Forest to bring the sad news to Ragweed...

Heartbroken over the death of her fiance, Ragweed, Poppy, a 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.

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    9780380797172
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    Paperback
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of POPPY'S RETURN
POPPY'S RETURN
By: avi | Published: September 2006

  • ISBN
    9780060000141
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    Paperback
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    First Novel
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RAGWEED
By: avi | Published: September 2000

A mouse has to do what a mouse has to do. Ragweed is determined to see the world. He leaves his family and cozy country home and sets off by train for...

A mouse has to do what a mouse has to do. Ragweed is determined to see the world. He leaves his family and cozy country home and sets off by train for the big city. What wonders await him: music, excitement, new friends...and cunning, carnivorous cats! Silversides is the purring president of F.E.A.R. (Felines Enraged About Rodents), a group dedicated to keeping cats on top, people in the middle, and mice on the bottom. Can Ragweed and his motley yet musical crew of city nice--Clutch, Dipstick, Lugnut, and Blinker--band together to fight their feline foe?

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    9780380801671
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    Paperback
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of RAGWEED & POPPY
RAGWEED & POPPY
By: avi | Published: May 2021

The first new book about Poppy in more than ten years, from Newbery Medal-winning author Avi with illustrations throughout by Caldecott Medal-winning ...

The first new book about Poppy in more than ten years, from Newbery Medal-winning author Avi with illustrations throughout by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca. Ragweed and Poppy is one of the "10 Top Middle-Grade Summer Reads," according to Kirkus Reviews! How did Ragweed and Poppy meet and become friends? This book tells their hilarious story! Adventurous golden mouse Ragweed is on a freight train leaving the city of Amperville. On his journey, he meets Lotar, a young and bothersome raccoon who has lost his mother. Though Ragweed doesn't really want to help the raccoon, by doing so he winds up in Dimwood Forest. Ragweed is now ready to strike off on his own, but it's not long before he hears a cry for help. Following the sound of the voice, he finds a cage with a deer mouse trapped inside. When he asks the mouse's name, she replies, "Poppy." The story of Ragweed comes to Poppy's aid, and how Poppy comes to his, is how their rousing and fateful friendship begins. As for that annoying raccoon, he keeps getting in the way. Fans of animal tales and especially of the beloved previous books in the Poppy series will love Ragweed and Poppy!

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    9780062671363
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    Paperback
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of ROMEO & JULIET TOGETHER & ALIVE AT LAST
ROMEO & JULIET TOGETHER & ALIVE AT LAST
By: avi | Published: September 2012

Star-crossed love. Betrayal. Death. Comedy? Peter Saltz ("Saltz" to his friends) and Anabell Stackpoole like each other, but they'...

Star-crossed love. Betrayal. Death. Comedy? Peter Saltz ("Saltz" to his friends) and Anabell Stackpoole like each other, but they're too shy to do anything about it. Thank goodness for Saltz's best friend, Ed Sitrow, who masterminds an eighth-grade production of Romeo & Juliet-starring none other than Saltz and Stackpoole as Romeo and Juliet. But getting the two reluctant lovebirds together is a bigger task than anyone anticipated, even with Shakespeare's help. What ensues is the most hilarious, disastrous, and unprecedented rendition of Romeo & Juliet in history!

  • ISBN
    9780545430975
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    Paperback
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SEER OF THE SHADOWS
SEER OF THE SHADOWS
By: avi | Published: September 2009

Theme: Ghosts, Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780060000172
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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