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Hoot (Paperback)

By Hiaasen, Carl

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Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, befriends a mysterious boy who introduces him to potty-trained alligators, burrowing owls, and sparkly-tailed poisonous snakes. A Newbery Honor Book, ALA Notable Book, & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Teacher's Guide available. BOM... read full description below.

ISBN 9780375829161
Published 1 May 2004 by Ember
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780375829161
ISBN-10 0375829164
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ember
Imprint Ember
Publication Date 1 May 2004
International Publication Date 11 May 2004
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Australian
Number of Pages 292
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 5-12 years
Reading Age 5-12 years
Library of Congress Florida, Environmental protection, Burrowing owl, Owls
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 919200

Description of this Book

This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller! Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls' fate cemented in pancake batter? A wonderful tour de-force. --The Boston Globe A rollicking, righteous story. --The Miami Herald Yes, it is a hoot. --The Washington Post 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 A wonderful tour-de-force. --The Boston Globe A rollicking, righteous story. --The Miami Herald You don't have to be a young adult to enjoy it. --The New York Times Book Review Yes, it is a hoot. --The Washington Post Book World -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 -A wonderful tour-de-force.---The Boston Globe -A rollicking, righteous story.---The Miami Herald -You don't have to be a young adult to enjoy it.---The New York Times Book Review -Yes, it is a hoot.---The Washington Post Book World 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 A wonderful tour-de-force. The Boston Globe A rollicking, righteous story. The Miami Herald You don t have to be a young adult to enjoy it. The New York Times Book Review Yes, it is a hoot. The Washington Post Book World 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 A wonderful tour-de-force. -- The Boston Globe A rollicking, righteous story. -- The Miami Herald You don't have to be a young adult to enjoy it. -- The New York Times Book Review Yes, it is a hoot. -- The Washington Post Book World From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels including Bad Monkey, Star Island, and Nautre Girl. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp. Skink--No Surrender was Hiaasen's first book for teens and features one of his most iconic characters, the reclusive ex-governor of Florida now known as Skink. You can read more about Hiaasen's work at carlhiaasen.com.

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