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Publisher Comments:

A book for young readers. It involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, and pint-sized owls. A hilarious Floridian adventure!

Review:

"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

Review:

"A wonderful tour-de-force." The Boston Globe

Review:

"A rollicking, righteous story." The Miami Herald

Review:

"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

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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sydney.ann.randall, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by sydney.ann.randall)
This is one of my favorite books! It was read and enjoyed by my entire family when it first came out. I'm glad to see other people loving it too.
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kiwibird99, July 27, 2012 (view all comments by kiwibird99)
This is an amazing book, great for all ages and a real page turner!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440419396
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Publisher:
Yearling
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Owls
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Ecology
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Law & Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
38 x 10.25 x 7 in 13.5 lb
Age Level:
10-12

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Product details 304 pages Yearling - English 9780440419396 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"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."
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