Ereth's birthday

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Publisher:
Avon Books,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
610L
Fountas & Pinnell:
S
Description

The fourth book in the beloved Poppy series by Newbery Medal-winning author Avi, with illustrations from Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca.

Erethizon Dorsatum--better known as Ereth, the self-centered, foul-tempered old porcupine--is having a birthday. And he fully expects his best friend Poppy, a deer mouse, to help him celebrate in a grand manner.

But Poppy has gone off somewhere with her husband, Rye, and it appears she has forgotten all about it. "Belching Beavers," says Ereth, "I am not angry!" (Though perhaps he is--and more than just a little.)

Ereth knows his special occasion deserves a special treat--even if he has to get it for himself. And what treat could be more special than tasty salt? But the nearest salt is located deep in the forest, in a cabin occupied by fur hunters, who have set out traps to capture the Dimwood Forest animals.

In one of the traps, Ereth finds Leaper the Fox--who, with her dying breath, begs the prickly porcupine to take care of her three boisterous young kits, Tumble, Nimble, and Flip. "Jellied walrus warts!" Ereth exclaims, but reluctantly agrees.

Certainly this day is not going as he planned--and it's only just the beginning! Not only does Ereth suddenly have a rambunctious new family to take care of, but he's being stalked by Marty the Fisher, the one creature in Dimwood Forest who can do him harm.

And Bounder, the father of the three little foxes, remembers all too well the nose full of quills he got a while back from the grumpy old animal who now fancies himself the leader of the den. He too sets out to show Ereth who's boss.

Throw in an unexpected snowstorm, and all in all, it adds up to one birthday Ereth the porcupine is never going to forget, not even if he lives to be a hundred and twenty-two!

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ISBN:
9780380977345
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.7, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
610L
Fountas & Pinnell:
S
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Full title ereth s birthday
Author avi
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 04:46:52AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 04:51:54AM

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series Poppy and friends
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subject_facet Animals -- Fiction, Foxes -- Juvenile fiction, Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction, Porcupines -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Ereth's birthday
title_full Ereth's birthday / Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca
title_short Ereth's birthday
topic_facet Animals, Foxes, Parent and child, Porcupines