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Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.

 

Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.

 

But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.

 

And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. And Nick and Marta will have to reckon with an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off Florida panther before they really begin to see the big picture.

 

That's life in the swamp, kids.

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Synopsis:

Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The schools headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a “family emergency.” Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta dont buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling books, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie. He lives in Florida.

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About the Author

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age six. Then it was hunt-and-peck stories about neighborhood kickball and softball games. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Sick Puppy and Nature Girl.

Hoot, Hiaasen's first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor. And Flush, his second book for kids, spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

You can read more about Hiaasen's work at www.carlhiaasen.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375934865
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Wildlife conservation
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.30x5.70x1.30 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Humor
Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction

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Product details 384 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375934865 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The schools headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a “family emergency.” Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta dont buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling books, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie. He lives in Florida.

From the Hardcover edition.

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