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Hoot

Written by Carl HiaasenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Carl Hiaasen
Read by Chad LoweAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chad Lowe
| Listening Library (Audio) | Unabridged Audiobook Download | September 2002 | $12.95 | 978-0-8072-0924-0 (0-8072-0924-4)
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook, hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!

Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?

“A wonderful tour de-force.” —The Boston Globe
 
“A rollicking, righteous story.” —The Miami Herald
 
“Yes, it is a hoot.”—The Washington Post


From the Hardcover edition.


REVIEWS

“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

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

“A rollicking, righteous story.”—The Miami Herald

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

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


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carl Hiaasen is the author of many best-selling novels for adults, including Sick Puppy and Basket Case, which are both available from Random House Audio. He also writes a column for The Miami Herald.