Perloo the Bold (Paperback)

By Avi

Scholastic Signature, 9780590110037, 225pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/1998)

List Price: 6.99*
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A scholarly, shy member of the rabbit-like Montmers, Perloo is content sipping myrtle tea and reading his history books in his warm burrow. Until the day Perloo's quiet life is interrupted by a mysterious summons from the Montmer leader. What follows is an incredible journey that will take Perloo over snowy mountains, through underground tunnels, and into enemy territory - and will alter history forever.

About the Author

Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD and Newbery Honors for NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at

Praise For Perloo the Bold

"...the action is quick, and those pre-Redwall readers who have a yen for animal fantasy will be happy to come along."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 9/98

"Fans of Brian Jacques' Redwall will hear echoes in this animal fantasy...Avi throws in clever twists..."
--Kirkus Reviews 10/15/98

"...[a] whimsical fantasy..."
--School Library Journal 11/98

"...a[n] animal fanstasy, with theatrical dialogue, good guys (and a girl) to root for, a firm-footed theme, and tons of action."
--The Horn Book, Jan/Feb 1999

"Avi has created a whole new world in his latest novel.... Avi has brought these creatures and their world to life in a fast-paced, compelling read that will keep middle schoolers turning pages. Younger fans of Brian Jacques's Redwall series will especially enjoy this story."
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/98