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Ragweed by Avi, illustrations by Brian Floca, is my 4th Avi book and, as with the first one I read, I love this book and I've become a big Avi fan.

In the first Avi book I read, Poppy's Return, Ragweed was mentioned several times. Not just because Poppy named one of her sons Ragweed but because he was named after his uncle Ragweed, a mouse who was independent and left his home in Dimwood Forest to find his way in the world.

And so starts this book that tells the story of Ragweed's travels by train to the city of Amperville. Here he meets a number of memorable mouse characters but in particular one named Clutch who instantly becomes his friend. He also meets Silversides, a cat who started a club, F.E.A.R. - Felines Enraged About Rodents, whose sole purpose is to rid the town of mice. The book proves again and again that no matter how small you are, when you work together you can overcome any obstacles, no matter how big. Mice rule!
I rate Ragweed 5 out of 5 stars.