This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!
Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?
“A wonderful tour de-force.” —The Boston Globe
“A rollicking, righteous story.” —The Miami Herald
“Yes, it is a hoot.”—The Washington Post
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With the ease of a gifted teacher at story time, Chad Lowe brings to life Carl Hiaasen's first young adult novel, about the people and animals who live in the fictional Florida town of Coconut Cove. The actor gives distinct voices to each of the book’s quirky characters—from adventurous Roy Eberhardt (Trace Middle School’s newest and most curious student) to Leroy "Curly" Branitt, the short-tempered foreman of a construction site threatening an endangered owl colony. A noble and inspiring tale of friendship, environmentalism, facing adversity, and standing up for what’s right, Hoot is also a thrilling, often hilarious adventure.
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Hoot is a really good book! The beginning starts off pretty slow, but if you abandon it, you'll be very sorry!! I almost did, but I'm very glad I didn't! - The other books by Carl Hiaasen are good, too!
I don’t like that this isn’t sectioned by CHAPTERS. It’s just ONE LONG 6 and a half hour ongoing audio file. I used it in my classroom, but couldn’t break the audio files up by chapter which is VERY FRUSTRATING. I suppose I’ll just have to play it in class and have them read the rest on their own. FRUSTRATING!!!! UUUGGGGG
How do I listen to it
I bought I and idk how to listen to it...