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Hoot (Paperback, Media tie-in)

By Hiaasen, Carl

Roy Eberhardt had recently arrived in Florida, when he got to see the mysterious running boy. Sensing a mystery, Roy starts to trail the mystery runner that introduces him to many weird Floridian creatures: potty-trained alligators, some cute burrowing owls, a fake-fart champion,... read full description below.

ISBN 9780330445436
Barcode 9780330445436
Published 5 May 2006 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Media tie-in
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ISBN-13 9780330445436
ISBN-10 033044543X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 5 May 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Media tie-in
Edition Media tie-in
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 194g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54;813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Roy Eberhardt has recently arrived in Florida. 'Disney World is an armpit compared to Montana', he announces. Roy's family moves a lot so he's used to the new-kid drill - and to bullies like Dana Matherson. And anyway, it's because of Dana that Roy gets to see the mysterious running boy - who runs away from the school bus and who has no books, no backpack and, most oddly, no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy starts to trail the mystery runner - a chase that will introduce him to many weird Floridian creatures: potty-trained alligators, some cute burrowing owls, a fake-fart champion, a sinister pancake PR man and some snakes with sparkly tails...Suddenly life in Florida is looking up!

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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 has been writing about Florida since he was given a typewriter at the age of six. HOOT was his first novel for children, following nine successful adult novels, all in print with Pan Macmillan. His novel, BASKET CASE, was a Sunday Times hardcover bestseller for over a month on publication in March 2002. As well as fiction, Hiaasen writes columns for the Miami Herald.

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