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· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 10 and up
· September 13, 2005 · $16.95 · 978-0-375-82182-0 (0-375-82182-1)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.

You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor–which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink.

Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. His allies may not add up to much–his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate–but Noah's got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.

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"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution. . . . Fans of
spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for
this one." - The Bulletin


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WINNER 2005 - National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)
WINNER 2005 - New York Times Notable Book
NOMINEE 2005 - Disney Adventures Book Award
WINNER 2006 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2006 - ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER 2006 - Texas Lonestar Reading List
WINNER 2007 - Florida Sunshine State Book Master List
NOMINEE 2007 - Hawaii Nene Award
WINNER 2007 - Maine Student Book Master List
WINNER 2007 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
WINNER 2008 - Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Master List
WINNER 2007 - Pennyslvania Young Readers Choice Master List
WINNER 2007 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
WINNER 2006 - ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers
NOMINEE - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
NOMINEE - Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award
NOMINEE - Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award
NOMINEE - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Master List
NOMINEE - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
NOMINEE - Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Basket Case and Skinny Dip. Hiassen’s first novel for young readers, Hoot, was also a bestseller, and received a Newbery Honor Award. The author lives in the Florida Keys.

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