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2003 Newbery Medal Honor Book

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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.

Review:

"With a Florida setting and proenvironment, antidevelopment message, Hiaasen (Sick Puppy) returns to familiar turf for his first novel for young readers. Characteristically quirky characters and comic twists will surely gain the author new fans, though their attention may wander during his narrative's intermittently protracted focus on several adults, among them a policeman and the manager of a construction site for a new franchise of a pancake restaurant chain. Both men are on a quest to discover who is sabotaging the site at night, including such pranks as uprooting survey stakes, spray-painting the police cruiser's windows while the officer sleeps within and filling the portable potties with alligators. The story's most intriguing character is the boy behind the mischief, a runaway on a mission to protect the miniature owls that live in burrows underneath the site. Roy, who has recently moved to Florida from Montana, befriends the homeless boy (nicknamed Mullet Fingers) and takes up his cause, as does the runaway's stepsister. 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. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

“A wonderful tour-de-force.” The Boston Globe

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“A rollicking, righteous story.” The Miami Herald

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“You don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy it.” The New York Times Book Review

Review:

“Yes, it is a hoot.” The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen is the author of many bestselling novels for adults, including Sick Puppy and Basket Case. He also writes a column for the Miami Herald.

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desi_young, November 12, 2008 (view all comments by desi_young)
With only two young adult/kids books under his belt, Hiaasen brings his wacky offbeat characters with a pro environment flair and anti new construction to a younger generation. I went to see him at a speaking engagement once for the other kids book Flush, and he was amazed at how many kids were there as he stated his other writings should be held off for reading til his crowd was a little bit older. As with any Hiaasen book, the bad guys will always get what they deserve and the good guys win and something strange will happen that will make you shake your head.
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ami_in_autumn, November 8, 2008 (view all comments by ami_in_autumn)
well...the first time i read this book, it`s so difficult for me to understand. I`m an Indonesian young girl who was assigned by my lecture to make a responses from this book. honestly, there were so many difficult words that not custom to be used in daily English conversation,it makes me headache. i read this book with a dictionary beside me. but once i started to read this book, somehow i get so excited.i can`t stop reading it. it just like watching the movie itself.the story made me feel so curious with what will be happened next. this is the first novel book that i finished reading it without skipping any chapter. now, i`ve been thinking of a response to be made. since i like every characters in this story i intend to make pictures of them based on my own imagination.
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neongreenfreak911, August 30, 2008 (view all comments by neongreenfreak911)
i love this book! ive gotten to page 35! i was going to finish tonight cause im so upsessed with it but i left it in my locker!!!!!!!!



ahhhhhhh! i cant stand it!!!
im sooo anxious im looking for an online book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375829161
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Publisher:
Puffin
Author:
Abrahams, Peter
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Social Situations - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Social Situations - Moving
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment & Ecology
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Owls
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130516
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.05x5.29x.67 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
12-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With a Florida setting and proenvironment, antidevelopment message, Hiaasen (Sick Puppy) returns to familiar turf for his first novel for young readers. Characteristically quirky characters and comic twists will surely gain the author new fans, though their attention may wander during his narrative's intermittently protracted focus on several adults, among them a policeman and the manager of a construction site for a new franchise of a pancake restaurant chain. Both men are on a quest to discover who is sabotaging the site at night, including such pranks as uprooting survey stakes, spray-painting the police cruiser's windows while the officer sleeps within and filling the portable potties with alligators. The story's most intriguing character is the boy behind the mischief, a runaway on a mission to protect the miniature owls that live in burrows underneath the site. Roy, who has recently moved to Florida from Montana, befriends the homeless boy (nicknamed Mullet Fingers) and takes up his cause, as does the runaway's stepsister. 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. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , “A wonderful tour-de-force.”
"Review" by , “A rollicking, righteous story.”
"Review" by , “You don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy it.”
"Review" by , “Yes, it is a hoot.”
"Synopsis" by , 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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