Take a romp in the swamp with this New York Times bestselling mystery adventure set in the Florida Keys from Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen!
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 in the local lock-up.
Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow.
“The writing is pitch perfect.” —The New York Times
“A royal flush.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Classic Hiaasen—laugh-out-loud satire in a Florida setting.” —Life
"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution. . . . Fans of
spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for
this one." - The Bulletin
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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
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, Star Island, and Nautre Girl.
His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp. Skink—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.
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