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Hoot

Hoot

Roy Eberhardt has recently, and unhappily, arrived in Florida. Roy's family moves a lot so he's used to the new-kid drill - and to bullies like Dana Matherson. Anyway, it's because of Dana that Roy gets to see the mysterious running boy. Suddenly life in Florida is looking up.

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ISBN 9780330415293
Barcode 9780330415293
Published 1 October 2002 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Unabridged edition
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Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
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ISBN-13 9780330415293
ISBN-10 0330415298
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 1 October 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 206g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Teenage boys - Florida - Juvenile fiction, Bullying - Juvenile fiction, Children's stories - lcsh
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 13100

Description of this Book

Roy Eberhardt has recently, and unhappily, arrived in Florida. Roy's family moves a lot so he's used to the new-kid drill - and to bullies like Dana Matherson. Anyway, it's because of Dana that Roy gets to see the mysterious running boy. Suddenly life in Florida is looking up.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review good entertainment for all ages * Sunday Times * a sharp, funny fast-moving mystery romp * Financial Times * Absolutely compelling - the nearest thing to Sacher's Holes I've read yet * The Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
One of the most inventive and entertaining of modern crime writers, Carl Hiaasen's influence on the genre has been so all-encompassing that his punchy, brittle-edged prose and sardonic humour may be found reproduced in the work of a hundred imitators. There is no doubt that Hiaasen is at the top of the tree in his chosen field - so why should he suddenly choose to produce his first novel for young readers? And many readers of the author will be asking another question: is this book as entertaining for the older reader as it is for its target audience? The answer to the latter question is certainly yes, although inevitably it lacks some of the dark wit of Hiassen's thrillers. The youthful protagonist of Hoot, Roy Eberhardt, is not enjoying his family's move to the sprawling, sultry state of Florida. Roy is learning to deal with aggressive kids at school when he sees a shoeless boy running from the school bus. When Roy tracks him down, he encounters mysteries connected with his disturbed new friend that drag him out of his precarious new life into a world of danger. And one of the most pressing problems he becomes involved in is a pending threat to Florida wildlife - an issue which Roy can do something about, provided he's prepared to risk behaving in an illegal fashion. While Florida in this novel is not quite the manic and surrealistic place it is in the author's adult novels, it's still drawn with great quirkiness and imagination. Younger readers looking for something a little more substantial than most teenage fare would be well advised to pick this one up. Ages 10+ (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

Carl Hiaasen is the author of many bestselling novels for adults, including Sick Puppy and Basket Case . He also writes a column for the Miami Herald.

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