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Flush (Hardcover)

Author:  Carl Hiaasen
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0375821821
ISBN-13: 9780375821820
Sku: 31205159
Publish Date: 9/30/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  263
Age Range:  14 to College
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Noahs dad is sure that the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed and will sink the crooked casino, and prove the boat owner is dumping illegally.
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You know it’s going to be a rough summer when you spend Father’s Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.
Noah’s dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor–which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can’t prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah’s dad is stuck in the clink.
Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. His allies may not add up to much–his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate–but Noah’s got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.
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In this second humorous environmental treatise from Carl Hiaasen, author of the bestseller HOOT, Noah Underwood and his younger sister Abbey discover that though wealth and connections often overpower what is right, they can still make a difference. Dusty Muleman, the sleazy owner of a local gambling boat, the "Coral Queen," has been illegally dumping sewage into the marina, which has caused serious hazards and pollution on their local Florida Keys beaches. Paine, Noah's well-meaning, incredibly impulsive dad, determined to put a stop to it, sank the boat and landed himself in jail. With their father behind bars and their mother furious and distraught, Noah and Abbey decide to take on Dusty themselves. Along the way, the two meet a host of kooky characters, try to keep their parents from divorcing, and hatch an insane plan that just might save the day. A New York Times Notable Book of 2005.
Author Bio
Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism in 1974 and began writing for the Miami Herald in 1976. Since then he has earned a stellar reputation as an investigative reporter, uncovering political corruption, local conspiracies, and drug dealing in South Florida. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize numerous times for his probing column in the Herald, Hiaasen turned to writing mysteries with "Tourist Season", his debut novel published in 1986. He has continued to write a series of darkly comic novels set in his native Florida, including "Strip Tease", which was made into a film starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. Hiaasen has also dabbled in songwriting, co-writing two songs on Warren Zevon's album "Mutineer".

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New York Times Book Review
"Part of what makes FLUSH so enjoyable si the sense it conveys that Hiassen himself is having such a grand old time...This is pitch-perfect writing, better than HOOT, and that's saying something because HOOT was a 2003 Newbery Honor Book." - Sam Swope 11/13/2005

Publishers Weekly
"Hiaasen's...action-packed mystery set in the Florida Keys offers a colorful cast of dastardly villains and eccentric heroes, along with his signature environmental themes." 07/27/2005

Kirkus Reviews
"Noah's determination and sense of right comes straight from the author's heart...." 08/01/2005

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0263
Product attributePublisher:   Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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