Ragweed (Poppy Stories #1)

by Avi (Author) Brian Floca (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Poppy Stories

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

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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Review quotes

"A crackerjack tale that's pure delight from start to finish."—" Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"Should appeal to fans of the series and newcomers as well...the thrilling climax at the Café Independent will leave them breathless."—" School Library Journal"

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
August 20, 2006
Poppy Stories
BISAC categories
JUV002180 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV023000 - Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles | City & Town Life
Library of Congress categories
City and town life
North Carolina Children's Book Award
Nominee 2001 - 2001

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