RAGWEED BY Emily
Ragweed • 4 months old • Deer mouse • Golden Mouse • Clever
Blinker White mouse House mouse Inexperienced
Clutch • Deer mouse • Green fur on head • Earring “a mouse has to do what a mouse has to do.” Smart
Silversides • House/stray cat • Pres. of FEAR (Felines Enraged About Rodents.) • Clever
Graybar • Clever • Vice president of FEAR • Lives in the sewer • Stray cat • Sly
settings • Clutch’s Ford Mustang is important to Ragweed because it’s where Clutch and Ragweed first meet. • Cafe’ Independent is Clutch and Ragweed’s new club
Protagonist/Antagonist • Protagonist=Ragweed, Clutch & Blinker (beginning). • Antagonist=Silversides, Graybar,& Blinker (end).
Theme • Survival • Secrecy • Friendship FRIENDS
Climax Silversides and Graybar come in to Café Independent and try to destroy it but the mice defeat them with a hose filled with tons and tons of water.
problem and solution • PROBLEM : The cats destroyed The Cheese Squeeze Club. • SOLUTION: They build a new SECRET club.
point of view • The third person is telling the story • Mine: Why can’t they all get along? • Ragweed: I just don’t know why they fight. • Clutch: Let’s just work it all out dude’s and duddette’s. • Silversides: Why can’t mice just leave town already.
Cause & Effect • CAUSE: Silversides saw mice walking in the new club. • EFFECT: She knows where it is.
personal Inexperienced Clever Sly charecteristics
EVENTS • The meeting of Clutch and Ragweed. • The end of The Cheese Squeeze Club. • Blinker escapes. • The building of Café Independent.
Poppy's Ragweed Ragweed slang curious daring shy friendly clever trustworthy
Afterwards • Blinker and Clutch stay in a relationship. Clutch Blinker
Author and illustrator • Avi Brian Floca
The Poppy Series • Ragweed • Poppy • Poppy and Ereth • Ereth’s Birthday • Poppy and Rye • Poppy’s Return
Other Avi books • The Fighting Ground • Encounter at Easton • The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle • The Barn • Never Mind! • Blue Heron