An Avi story for young readers, Poppy is the tale of a young deer mouse, who turns courageous in her defense of small creatures from Mr. Ocax, the great horned owl of the forest. After her playmate, Ragweed, is killed during a secret romp in Dimwood Forest, Poppy’s whole family is threatened with retribution by the implacable owl. Ocax rules the forest, and has forbidden other creatures to move about without his permission. Poppy’s father, Lungwort, grows depressed when his family is not allowed to relocate in search of food, and stricken with guilt, Poppy enlists a porcupine, named Ereth, to help her defeat the enemy. With the help of a fake owl and one of Ereth’s quills, Poppy overcomes Ocax, and the forest is safe for one and all. This adventure story explores the themes of fairness, loyalty, and courage in an intelligent manner that children can readily comprehend.
Specifically created for younger students in elementary school, Learning Links Novel-Ties are built to assist teachers in nurturing new readers. Reproducible chapter-by-chapter exercises and worksheets help to increase students' competency in reading with the goal of inspiring a further love of reading. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is supplied. Novel-Ties guides are a venerable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 4, consisting of the following additional titles: The Cay; Charlotte's Web; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The Great Brain; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes; The Witch of Fourth Street; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Dear Mr. Henshaw; The Enormous Egg; The Midnight Fox; James and the Giant Peach; The Cricket in Times Square; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Superfudge; Mr. Popper's Penguins; Stone Fox; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; Skinnybones; Because of Winn-Dixie; Bunnicula; Journey to Jo'burg; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Shiloh; The BFG; Fudge-A-Mania; The Gold Cadillac; Chocolate Fever; A Long Way from Chicago; Poppy; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; Frindle; There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom; The Tale of Despereaux; Loser; Touching Spirit Bear; The Penderwicks; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane; Turtle in Paradise. All preceding Novel-Ties eBooks can be observed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.