Poppy and Ereth (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780061119699, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
The sixth book in the beloved Poppy series by Newbery Medal-winning author Avi, with illustrations from Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca
Has Ereth lost Poppy forever?
Poppy, a deer mouse, has spent the long winter curled up inside her tree snag home in Dimwood Forest. When the ground thaws and life returns to the woods, Poppy sets out in search of excitement.
Suddenly, swooped up by Luci the bat, Poppy is flying high over the forest. Meanwhile, Poppy's best friend, Ereth the grumbling porcupine, who was with Poppy when she vanished, is convinced that she has died. He sets out to give her the best funeral ever.
Can Poppy find her way out of the bats' cave to set Ereth straight and return home after the adventure of a lifetime?