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Hoot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hiaasen, Carl

Hiaasen's first book for young readers--a Newbery Honor Book--involves new kids, bullies, alligators, and pint-sized owls in a hilarious Floridian adventure. Now repackaged.

ISBN 9780440421702
Published 14 March 2006 by Yearling Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780440421702
ISBN-10 0440421705
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Yearling Books
Imprint Yearling Books
Publication Date 14 March 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Category Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 292 pp
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 213g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Florida, Environmental protection, Wildlife conservation, Owls
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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