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Tales from Dimwood Forest Series
Also known or published as The Poppy Stories, The Dimwood Forest Chronicles
Author: Avi
Illustrator: Brian Floca
Number of Books in Series: 6
Age Group: 8 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.1-4.7
GLE 3.5-5.8
DRA 40-50
Lexile® measure 570L-690L

Book 1 Summary: Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger and sees cats for the first time.

Tales from Dimwood Forest Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: Ragweed
Ages 8-12. May 1, 1999.
AR: 4.4 (5.0 Points, Quiz #41629);  GLE: 4.8
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 690L

Book 2: Poppy
Ages 8-12. September 1, 1995.
AR: 4.5 (4.0 Points, Quiz #14795);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 670L

Book 3: Poppy and Rye
Ages 8-12. June 1, 1998.
AR: 4.3 (5.0 Points, Quiz #29505);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 620L

Book 4: Ereth's Birthday
Ages 8-12. May 3, 2000.
AR: 4.7 (5.0 Points, Quiz #41390);  GLE: 4.2
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 610L

Book 5: Poppy's Return
Ages 8-12. July 26, 2005.
AR: 4.1 (5.0 Points, Quiz #100775);  GLE: 3.5
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 570L

Book 6: Poppy and Ereth
Ages 8-12. January 1, 2009.
AR: 4.2 (4.0 Points, Quiz #131227)
Lexile measure: 620L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 6 Books

List of Awards:

1996 Boston Globe Horn Book Award
1999 New Mexico's Children Choice Award
1998 National Christian School Association Crown Classic
1998 Maryland's Children's Choice Award
1996 ALA Notable Book
1995 Booklist Best Books of the Year
1995 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
1995 New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
1995 Book Links Salutes a Few Good Books
2001–02 Golden Sower Award Masterlist

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Avi


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