Hoot (Paperback)

Author: Hiaasen, Carl

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Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site in this Newbery Honor book and the first children's book by "New York Times" bestselling author Hiaasen.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780375829161
SKU 36265206
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0375829164
Release Date 5/11/2004
Author Info
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".
Praise
"Though readers will have few doubts about the success of the kids' campaign, several suspenseful scenes build to the denouement involving the sitcom-like unraveling of a muckity-muck at the pancake house. These, along with dollops of humor, help make the novel quite a hoot indeed."
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Annotation Middle school student Roy Eberhardt is a new resident to the town of Coconut Grove, Florida. He doesn't have many friends but is intrigued when he notices a barefoot boy running through the woods near his home. Roy eventually befriends this boy and discovers that he is an environmental activist who will use any means necessary to prevent developers from destroying the woodland homes of a colony of burrowing owls. A 2003 Newbery Honor book.
First Line Roy would not have noticed the strange boy if it weren't for Dana Matherson, because Roy ordinarily didn't look out the window of the school bus. He preferred to read comics and mystery books on the morning ride to Trace Middle.
Editors Note 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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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0292
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf

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