Hoot (Paperback)

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This book is hilarious! New kid Roy Eberhardt just moved from Montana to Florida and has unfortunately attracted the attention of his middle school's biggest bully but he is pretty fearless.  A girl who pops a bike tire with her tooth, sparkly poisonous snakes, a dopey police officer and alligators stuck in port-o-potties underscored by dry one liners that made me laugh outloud. Fantastic! 

— From Middle Grade Fiction

Description


This Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestseller is a beloved modern classic. Hoot features a new kid and his new bully, alligators, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes.

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?

Welcome to Carl Hiaasen's Florida—where the creatures are wild and the people are wilder!

About the Author


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, Razor Girl, and Squeeze Me

His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, Squirm, and ChompSkink—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.

Praise For…


“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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780440419396
ISBN-10: 0440419395
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: December 27th, 2005
Pages: 320
Language: English

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