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by Hiaasen, Carl.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fiction / Hiaasen, Carl, R Newbery Honor 2003

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth

Additional Details

Youth level.

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.

Community Reviews


Hoot is a great book.


The perfect combination of a mystery and fighting for what you believe in.


Hoot is probably the best Carl Hiaasen books ever! Follow the adventure of a boy named Roy who finds out that there is a construction site where Burrowing Owls live and tries to stop them with the help of his friends, Beatrice and Mullet Fingers!


4 HOOTS for this book!


Roy gets drawn in to the events almost without choice (reactive rather than proactive). But when he does make a choice, his efforts yield big results. I especially like the speech he made to his class.


Roy, who just moved to Florida saw a guy running bear foot. It turns out he is trying to stop people from building a pancake place on top of owls. Roy decides to join him and stop the people from killing baby owls.

Let's give a hoot for Hoot!

This touching story is what critics call "amazing" "another hit by Hiaasen" but what I call it is touching. Carl Hiaasen really knows what he's doing when it comes to mystery books...especially for kids. I especially love it because it shows a knew side of bravery you hardly see these days! You just HAVE to read the book. Once you're done, you'll know what I mean. So give a hoot for HOOT!

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