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Hoot

Hiaasen, Carl (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Hiaasen, Carl
Title: Hoot
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Carl Hiaasen
Notes: "Newbery honor book winner."
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780375821813
0375821813
0375921818
Branch Call Number: j HIAASEN
Subject Headings: Burrowing owl Juvenile fiction Owls Juvenile fiction Environmental protection Juvenile fiction Florida Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Burrowing owl
Owls
Environmental protection
LCCN: 2002025478
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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.

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.

When Roy becomes the target of a school bully, he is befriended by Beatrice Leep, a spunky girl with enough nerve to stand up to Dana, and her brother Mullet Fingers. Beatrice and Mullet share a big secret with Roy: they have a hidden hideaway where they look after a flock of endangered owls.


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What a great book! But a bad movie

Jun 15, 2014
  • Violet_Jellyfish_30 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i really loved this book it was action packed, and full of adventure!

Aug 06, 2013
  • mauve_dolphin_54 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Its a good book......... I choose this book for my summer reading project.. Saw the movie too.

Jul 22, 2013
  • TDSRC2014_GA rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this book because it's funny and there is a lot of problem solving.

I watched the movie it's amazayn.

Jan 12, 2013
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVED THIS BOOK. It's an outstanding read, deffinetly 5 star. It makes me think about the environment a lot and its amazing how hiaasen is able to fit a real global problem into a fictional children's book. I HIGHLY recommend this book, its AMAZING AS FOR THE MOVIE TOO.

Haven't read it yet but looks great!!!!!!!!!<3

Read this book in fourth grade, then watched the movie in sixth grade, and read the book again in seventh grade. Needless to say, I was pretty hooked onto this book. Hoot is cleverly written out.

Aug 01, 2012
  • Ghostrider7926 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Must read!

Jun 28, 2012
  • sterek rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was the first to get me hooked on wildlife. Then I started reading other Carl Hiaasen's books. Carl Hiaasen showed how age doesn't matter; it's the determination for an impossible-mission that gets you places.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_3839 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_dolphin_3839 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 09, 2014
  • navy_butterfly_66 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

navy_butterfly_66 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 11

Jun 15, 2014
  • Violet_Jellyfish_30 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet_Jellyfish_30 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Aug 17, 2013
  • blue_turtle_77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_turtle_77 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

Jun 02, 2013
  • violet_monkey_760 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 09, 2012
  • mintydance123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 31, 2012
  • pookiebear rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

pookiebear thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Mar 14, 2012
  • HilarySquires rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Feb 16, 2012
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 02, 2010
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

rosepetal16 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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Aug 06, 2013
  • mauve_dolphin_54 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Roy Eberhardt just moved to Florida in the town Coconut Cove, and is being bullied by Dana Matherson. One day on the bus, Roy sees a boy running away from the bus barefoot. He tries to get off the bus, but his bully Dana grabs him by the throat. Roy gets free by breaking Dana's nose, but cannot catch the running boy and is hit in the head with a golf ball. Roy was sent to the vice-principal's office and the vice-principal suspends Roy from the bus for two weeks and tells him to write an apology letter to Dana. He tries to call a truce with Dana, but Dana refuses.
Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House Corporation intends to build a pancake house in Coconut Cove. The bulldozers have already been parked on the construction site,but work is delayed over and over again because of bizarre but effective acts of vandalism that occur in the night. Roy learns this is the work of the running boy he only knows as "Mullet Fingers", whom he befriends (his step-sister happens to be Beatrice Leep). His motives for the vandalism are honorable; Mullet Fingers wants to save the endangered burrowing owls that live on the site from being killed when the bulldozing begins.
The construction foreman on the site denies the existence of the owls. Roy attempts to help Mullet Fingers prove the owls are on the site, including loaning him a digital camera. In his current events presentation, Roy tells his history class about the owls and how the pancake company will bury them, and encourages them to join him in protesting at the ground breaking the next day.
Roy and Beatrice and other students attend the ground breaking, where they expose the company's greed and dishonesty to the entire town. The young people succeed in exposing the illegal acts of those in power, including illegally removing an environmental impact statement from the official file. They save the birds and their habitat. The president of Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House blames former employees and promises to preserve the property as an owl sanctuary.
Mullet Fingers, in an effort to escape his vile family situation, climbs out of a bathroom window and is accidentally mistaken for a burglar. When Mullet Fingers' mother spitefully tells the police that he stole a ring from her, he is sent to the same juvenile detention center as Dana. Mullet Fingers escapes the jail using Dana as a distraction. At the end, Roy discovers that Mullet Finger’s real name is Napoleon Bridger.

Feb 02, 2010
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Roy moves to a small Florida community, only to find a small mystery unfold.

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Mar 31, 2012
  • pookiebear rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: just a warrning to parents of younger children not for below the age of 9

Feb 02, 2010
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Not really,but a few unappropriate words only for ages 10-14.

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