Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Adventure Stories, Animal Stories, Fantasy | Posted on April 6, 2012
I’ve been a fan of the Redwall books by Brian Jacques for a long time now so I was thrilled to stumble upon Poppy by Avi. All the characters are animals (mostly mice) who live in an abandoned house in the country. They live under the control of Mr. Ocax, the neighborhood owl, and are afraid to ask him permission to find another place to live. Only Poppy has the courage to look for a new home and face Mr. Ocax when she is banished from the house and her family.
The characters are great, honest, likable (and not so likable); the woods setting is described
beautifully; and there is plenty of danger and adventure.
Here are the sequels: Poppy and Rye and Poppy and Ereth
Below is an interview with the author Avi about how he got his ideas for the Poppy books: