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    Mar 12, 2013 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Mar 27, 2012 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Mar 27, 2012 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Mar 27, 2012 | 360 Minutes | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Mar 27, 2012 | 360 Minutes | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 1, 2012:
“Mystery, action, humor, and exotic animals and settings, all tied together by a writer with an exceptional grasp of language, makes this a sure hit with any mystery-loving readers.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2011:
“Hiaasen’s best for a young audience since Newbery Honor Hoot (2002) features a shy, deep-feeling protagonist who’s also a pragmatist and plenty of nature info and age-appropriate cultural commentary…. Humorous adventure tales just don’t get any more wacked…or fun to read than this.”

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ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2013

Amazon Best of the Year WINNER 2012

Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year WINNER 2012

Florida State Book Award—Silver Medal Winner in YA Literature Category WINNER 2012

Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” WINNER 2012

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award WINNER 2014

Florida Sunshine State Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE 2013

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award NOMINEE 2013

Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award NOMINEE 2015

Missouri Mark Twain Award NOMINEE 2015

Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE 2014

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award NOMINEE

GoodReads Choice Award FINALIST

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