Ragweed

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Harper Collins, May 3, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
55 Reviews
A mouse has to do what a mouse has to do.

Ragweed is determined to see the world. He leaves his family and cozy country home and sets off by train for the big city. What wonders await him: music, excitement, new friends...and cunning, carnivorous cats! Silversides is the purring president of F.E.A.R. (Felines Enraged About Rodents), a group dedicated to keeping cats on top, people in the middle, and mice on the bottom. Can Ragweed and his motley yet musical crew of city nice--Clutch, Dipstick, Lugnut, and Blinker--band together to fight their feline foe?

  

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Review: Ragweed (Dimwood Forest 0)

User Review  - Luca Rallis - Goodreads

This was a great book! I read it in my 4th grade reading class. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawna - Goodreads

This is a good book for people who like adventures. Sometimes it can be a little boring but the end is really cool. Read full review

Contents

Amperville xxi
1
Some Advice Is Given
7
Silversides
13
To the City
21
Clutch
29
F E A R
35
Blinker
40
The Cheese Squeeze Club
46
Trapped in the Garbage Pile
100
Some Ideas
109
Silversides
114
Ragweeds Plan
118
A Coming Together
126
The Great Cleanup
131
Silversides Learns Some Things
138
Blinker Makes a Report
143

What Happened at the Cheese Squeeze Club
58
Blinker Continued
63
Windshield and Foglight
68
Silversides
78
Ragweed Wanders
84
Ragweed Makes Up His Mind
92
Opening Night at Cafe Independent
150
The Sewer
159
The Show at Cafe Independent
165
In the Basement
170
A Goodbye
175
Copyright

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Page 128 - ... to the left, then to the right, then to the left again, proceeding by degrees to an advantageous spot.
Page 6 - Olly shot him all over with a walkingstick from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
Page 1 - Ragweed, a golden mouse with dark or»ange fur, round ears and a not very long tail, was saying goodbye to his mother and father as well as to fifty of his brothers and sisters. They were all gathered by the family nest, which was situated just above the banks of the Brook. "Is it ... something about us that's making you leave home?
Page 69 - Ragweed noticed they were not going back the way they had come. "Aren't we going the wrong way?
Page 60 - Like, we've got just as much right to be here as you do! Know what I'm saying?

About the author (2000)

Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado.

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