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Hoot (original 2002; edition 2005)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Title:Hoot
Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Info:Yearling (2005), Paperback, 292 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:Novel, Animals, Award Winning, Gr.3-5, Gr.4-7

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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (2002)

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The book Hoot was written by Carl Hiaasen. The book mainly focuses on the dedication some kids have to save owls. The main characters are Beatrice Leep, Roy Eberhardt, and “Mullet Fingers”. Beatrice and Roy slowly become friends through a series of strange events with the strange boy named “Mullet Fingers”. Also there is a goofy cop along the way to help them. The people who should read this book would be anyone who loves a mystery and comedy. Also the book should be read by middle school and high school kids. ( )
  lchs.mrso | May 22, 2017 |
No. Absolutely not for me. Not adult enough...

Love Carl, but this novel? Not so much. ( )
  CatEllington | May 5, 2017 |
A nice story about saving the owls.

I was disappointed it didn't deal with making the children Roy befriends lives better. ( )
  nx74defiant | Apr 7, 2017 |
The first time I read this, I didn't actually read it, per se, but listened to it on audiotape on a trip to North Carolina for a Jonas Brothers concert in 2008. I liked the story enough, and the characters. Later I would actually read it again and watch the movie. It's an important lesson on saving endangered species. ( )
  kyndyleizabella | Jan 23, 2017 |
Quick read. My sister gave me this book years ago. It's a Newberry Honor book, and I suspect it was chosen because of its slant toward animal conservation. Character development was shallow. Ending was predictable. Definitely a feel-good story. ( )
  Desdelyn | Dec 22, 2016 |
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Pat Tate (Carousel 23 (Spring 2003))
Roy Eberhardt is being bullied by Dana Matherson, mainly because he is the new boy who has just moved to the school in Florida from Montana. A refreshingly different tale because Roy resolutely refuses to give in to the bully, and as a result of this positive stand he sees something mysterious which develops into an intriguing story. There is a connection with the tantalising title and cover and the delightful humour, together with the lovably quirky characters in this special novel, is most satisfying. My heart warmed to the policeman who fell asleep in his patrol car, and woke to find someone had painted all the windows black. The book feels very American but young readers will cope with the slight cultural differences, which may well enhance their enjoyment of the tale.
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Nicholas Tucker (Books for Keeps No. 140, May 2003)
Hiaasen must be the most entertaining environmental author there has yet been. Now addressing a younger audience for the first time, his latest passionate but also very funny novel jogs along paths already familiar to fans of his previous adult eco-thrillers. Set in his beloved but continuously over-developed state of Florida, this story features a wild boy out to defeat a Pancake company from building on land dwelt in by rare burrowing owls. Up against him are Curly, the grumpy, bald site foreman, Officer Delinko, an unfortunate policeman, and Chuck E Muckle, company chairman and ruthless entrepreneur. All this is witnessed by Roy, a new boy in the area who is also the target of his school's chief bully. How everything finally works out is a joy to behold, with enough one-liners to keep any reader happy long after the event. Category: 10-14 Middle/Secondary. Rating: ***** (Unmissable). ...., Macmillan, 288pp, D9.99 pbk. Ages 10 to 14.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0440419395, Paperback)

Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the universe. Because if it wasn't for Dana Matherson...

In his first novel for a younger audience, Carl Hiaasen (Basket Case, etc.) plunges readers right into the middle of an ecological mystery, made up of endangered miniature owls, the Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House scheduled to be built over their burrows, and the owls' unlikely allies--three middle school kids determined to beat the screwed-up adult system. Hiaasen's tongue is firmly in cheek as he successfully cuts his slapstick sense of humor down to kid-size. Sure to be a hoot, er, hit with middle school mystery fans. (Ages 10 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert

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Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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