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Compelling and wonderful, Carl Hiaasen's New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-Winning first novel celebrating the natural world, reissued for its fifteenth anniversary.

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ISBN 9781529020854
Barcode 9781529020854
Published 11 June 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
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ISBN-13 9781529020854
ISBN-10 1529020859
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 11 June 2019
International Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Category Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 218g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Bullying - Juvenile fiction, Florida - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 978086

Description of this Book

Hilarious, touching and thought-provoking, Hoot is a modern classic, now celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Winner of the Newbery Honor award and a New York Times bestseller, Carl Hiaasen's first novel celebrates the natural world with his trademark wit and warmth. Roy Eberhardt never wanted to move to Florida. In his opinion, Disney World is an armpit. Roy's family moves around a lot so he's used to the new-kid drill - he's also used 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 bizarrely, 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, cute burrowing owls, a fake-fart champion, a shoeless eco-warrior, a sinister pancake PR man, new friends and some snakes with sparkly tails. As the plot thickens, Roy and his friends realise it's up to them to save the endangered owls from the evil Mother Paula's pancake company who are planning to build a new restaurant on their home . . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Hiaasen is a great storyteller and he conjures up intriguing characters and plenty of chuckles. * Manchester Evening News * You don't need to be far into this book to be engaged. Page one will do. * Glasgow Herald * Touching and well-written. These characters leap off the page at us, and we want to spend time around them. * Guardian 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 * Every now and then a book comes along that is so striking it gives the reader goosebumps and stays in the mind long after its pages are closed. Carl Hiaasen's Hoot is one of those. * Times Educational Supplement *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he started writing after being given a typewriter at the age of six. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Razor Girl and Bad Monkey. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink - No Surrender. His latest book, Squirm will be published in the UK by Macmillan Children's Books in 2019.

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