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Hoot

Hoot

by Carl Hiaasen

Unfortunately, Roy's first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and — here's the odd part — wore no shoes.

Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.

 

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.8
Lexile Measure
760L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Mystery and Suspense, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen Hoot, Hiaasen's first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor. The movie version of Hoot hit U.S. theaters May 2006.

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