- Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2002.
- Year Published: 2002
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 292 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 760
- 0440421705 (pbk.)
- 0375829164 :
- 0375921818 (lib. bdg.) :
- 0375821813 :
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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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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.
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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