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Hoot

Hoot
 

Unfortunately, Roy's first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780307206978
Barcode 9780307206978
Published 12 October 2004 by Listening Library (Audio)
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Read by Lowe, Chad
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ISBN-13 9780307206978
ISBN-10 0307206971
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Listening Library (Audio)
Imprint Listening Library (Audio)
Publication Date 12 October 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Read by Lowe, Chad
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 6
Dimensions Width: 143mm
Height: 158mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 177g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Animals, Florida, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Environmental protection
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 710794

Description of this Book

Unfortunately, Roy's first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and-here's the odd part-wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails. Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen's Florida. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It seems unlikely that the master of noir-tinged, surrealistic black humor would write a novel for young readers. And yet, there has always been something delightfully juvenile about Hiaasen's imagination; beneath the bent cynicism lurks a distinctly 12-year-old cackle. In this thoroughly engaging tale of how middle schooler Roy Eberhardt, new kid in Coconut Cove, learns to love South Florida, Hiaasen lets his inner kid run rampant, both the subversive side that loves to see grown-ups make fools of themselves and the righteously indignant side, appalled at the mess being made of our planet. The story is full of offbeat humor, buffoonish yet charming supporting characters, and genuinely touching scenes of children enjoying the wildness of nature. He deserves a warm welcome into children's publishing. -- Booklist <br> A wonderful tour-de-force. -- The Boston Globe <br> A rollicking, righteous story. -- The Miami Herald <br> You don't have to be a young adult to enjoy it. -- The New York Times Book Review <br> Yes, it is a hoot. -- The Washington Post Book World <p> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of eight previous novels, including Sick Puppy, Lucky You, and Stormy Weather. He also writes a twice-weekly metropolitan column for the Miami Herald.

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