Ragweed, independent and newly citified, boards a freight train out of Amperville, leaving his dear friends behind. On the train, he meets Lotar, a most bothersome young raccoon, who greatly complicates his journey. But it's Lotar who actually gets Ragweed to Dimwood Forest, where he discovers a cage with a trapped mouse inside. Thus begins Ragweed's hilarious and rousing rescue of Poppy--or is it Poppy's rescue of Ragweed? Regardless, it's how these beloved characters, Ragweed and Poppy--in a previously untold and very funny story--first meet.
Avi, 1937- Poppy stories ; bk. 7.
Poppy stories ; 7
Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Raccoon -- Juvenile fiction.
Railroad travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Rescues -- Juvenile fiction.