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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
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Dec 27, 2005 | ISBN 9780440419396

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    Dec 27, 2005 | ISBN 9780440419396 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    May 11, 2004 | ISBN 9780375829161 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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“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


ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2003

ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 2003

Connecticut Nutmeg Children’s Book Award WINNER 2006

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award WINNER 2005

Iowa Teen Book Award WINNER 2005

Kentucky Bluegrass Master List WINNER 2004

Maine Student Book Master List WINNER 2003

Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award WINNER 2005

Newbery Honor Book WINNER 2003

Pennsylvania Keystone State Reading Association Book Award WINNER 2003

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award WINNER 2003

Texas Lone Star Reading List WINNER 2003

Arizona Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2005

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award NOMINEE 2005

Florida Sunshine State Book Award NOMINEE 2003

Hawaii Nene Award NOMINEE 2005

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2004

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