Audiobook CD - 2002
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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.
Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen's Florida.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, [2002]
Copyright Date: ℗2002
ISBN: 9780307206978
Branch Call Number: J Audiobook FIC Hiass
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (389 min.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Lowe, Chad 1968-


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Sep 17, 2017

Hoot is a story of survival, friendship, and the power of words. Yes, it seems like it is a book for children but there are meaningful messages trapped within this novel and the story of the running boy. Roy is tired of moving from place to place, especially now, when he has to deal with Dana Matherson in Florida. But one day, Dana’s bullying leads Roy to see the running boy outside of the bus, and the mystery begins. Roy’s curiosity grabs the moment and he sets off to find the boy with no shoes, no backpack, and who runs at the speed of light. Now he finds himself wrapped up in a complicated fight for the burrowing owls at the Mother Paula construction site; and finds himself asking what the difference between right and wrong really is in terms of the law. A wonderful and rich story of a typical school boy who uses his strengths to his advantage.
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 16, 2011

i loved this book! a big book though for me anyway....anyways i strongly suggest you read it!!!!

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