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Ragweed

Written by Avi & illustrated by Brian Floca
Book #1 in the Poppy Stories Series
Published by HarperCollins
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Jun 9, 2020
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Pages
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What's Ragweed About

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

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Avi

Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.

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Who Illustrated Ragweed

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Brian Floca

Brian Floca was born and raised in Temple, Texas. He attended college at Brown University, where he double majored in art and history, cartooned for the school newspaper, and took classes down College Hill at the Rhode Island School of Design. One of his instructors at RISD was author and illustrator David Macaulay, who introduced him to author Avi. That led to a collaboration with Avi and editor Richard Jackson on the graphic novel City of Light, City of Dark. From there, he went on to illustrate additional stories by Avi and other authors, to continue studying art (including an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York), and to write and illustrate books of his own.Brian’s books include Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, Avi’s Poppy and Ereth, Patricia MacLachlan’s The True Gift, and, Ballet For Martha, a picture book by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. He’s working now on his next book as author and illustrator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780380801671
Publication Date:
June 9, 2020
Word Count:
33756
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
98055160
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
49422632
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0380801671
Lexile® Level:
690L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
41629
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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