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    Poppy is a young deer mouse whose troubles began when she and her mouse mate Ragweed are caught on a hill by Mr. Ocax, the owl. Without his permission, he immediately justifies his rules by killing Ragweed, and Poppy manages to scrape an escape from his deadly talons.
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    After another terrifying encounter with Mr. Ocax to ask permission for her entire family to move into a new farm, she is blamed on all sides by her siblings when their request was denied. Heartbroken and lonely, Poppy sets off on her own journey to ask help from a mysterious creature in the forest, the only animal that Mr. Ocax has ever feared...
The review of this Book prepared by Mai Tsuji

No creature is allowed to stray from their home unless they ask the permission of Mr. Ocax, a great horned owl. One night, a young deer mouse called Poppy and her boyfriend Ragweed go dancing on Bannock Hill without permission. Then Ragweeed gets eaten by Mr. Ocax. Poppy narrowly escapes the needle sharp talons of the vicious Mr. Ocax. Then when it is time to ask permission to move, Poppy is chosen and she notices that when she mentions "New House" Mr. Ocax immediately says no. Then she decides to investigate further and goes to New House. On her way, she meets a cranky old porcupine and they become friends. Then, she finds out the truth about New House and has a struggle to the death with Mr. Ocax.
The review of this Book prepared by Anthony

Poppy is a story about a female mouse named Poppy who loses her boyfriend to an evil owl called Mr. Ocax. Poppy meets and befriends a porcupine named Ereth who is very cynical. He agrees to help Poppy get rid of Mr. Ocax and he provides her protection. Then Poppy tries to kill Mr. Ocax to seek revenge and eventually succeeds.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Animal story    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   mouse/rat Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Animal talks/thinks aloud?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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