The second in author Avi’s Tales of Dimwood Forest Series, this tale features a large cast of animal characters, including Poppy, a shy mouse and Mr. Ocax, a great-horned owl and the authority of the forest. As Poppy begins to question the unjust authority of their woodland world, she embarks on an adventurous tale and finds inner bravery. Note: Sensitive kids might be upset by the deaths of a couple of animal characters. This is second in the series, but we recommend starting here anyway- even if you only read this one!
- Read-Aloud Interest Level: Early Elementary – Late Elementary
- Independent Reading Level: 5.8