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New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen - beloved for his modern classics like Hoot and Chomp - delivers a wildly entertaining novel involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone, and more!

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ISBN 9781529017175
Barcode 9781529017175
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781529017168
Published 15 November 2018 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
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ISBN-13 9781529017175
ISBN-10 1529017173
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 15 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hiaasen, Carl
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 206g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 968548

Description of this Book

Some facts about Billy Dickens: * He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake. * Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal. * Billy isn't the type to let things go. Some facts about Billy's family: * They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mum insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest. * Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery. * Billy has just found his dad's address - in Montana. This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father. Carl Hiaasen's Hoot tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what's really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Hiaasen's ecological passion shows no sign of abatement, and neither does his faith in kid resourcefulness and family resilience * Bulletin * Hiaasen's latest is richly steeped in the natural world and all the peril it contains, from rattlers to grizzlies. Still, what may be most satisfying for readers are the personal connections Billy makes, whether it's getting to know his new stepsister or making peace with his dad. * Booklist * Humorous, self-deprecating narration and convoluted exploits will keep pages turning till the satisfying close. * Kirkus Reviews *

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Author's Bio

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he started writing after being given a typewriter at the age of six. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Razor Girl and Bad Monkey. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink - No Surrender.

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