"You don't know how to live like I do," Ragweed tells Poppy in the last seconds before Ocax the Owl swoops down upon him. Take one small but very brave mouse, and add a devious, old owl and a mouse community that has overrun the boundaries of its space, and you have the ingredients for this story of adventure and risk. Poppy, the young mouse, will set forth on her own to find out the truth about the outside world. Along the way, she'll meet a new friend, Ereth, the porcupine, and she'll find out things aren't always what they seem. Part of the Dimwood Forest Chronicles.