This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
What’s the hook?
Vividly drawn male and female characters appeal to boys and girls whilst humorous tone, witty dialogue and comic situations engage even the most reluctant reader.
What are the themes?
Bullying, environmentalism, and capitalism vs. the environment themes offer rich potential for cross-curricular work.
Provides numerous opportunities for storyboarding, media work and creative writing.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Hoot, Carl Hiaasen's debut novel for younger readers is a very special treat indeed. The writing is exceptionally good, and the characters extremely quirky and well realised. It's incredibly readable despite a story premise that is not sparklingly original. But no matter, there's an engaging "feel-good" vibe running through the whole book.
The setting, as with Hiaasen's crime thrillers for adults such as Basket Case and Sick Puppy, is sunny Florida and the heat, swamps, dust and pancakes all contribute to the authentic atmosphere of the book. His favourite environmental theme is here too, as is the thoroughly watertight plotting. There's an engaging mystery set up on the very first page and it builds nicely with more twists and turns as the story unfolds--all of them reassuringly tied up come the final pages.
Roy Eberhardt's story begins when he is being mashed up against the window of the school bus by bully Dana Matherson. He spots an athletic bare-footed boy running away from the bus and wonders where he is going. Further investigations, after he has unwisely smashed Dana's nose in to get away from him, leads Roy into the middle of a battle between a green-minded local runaway and the proposed opening of a pancake restaurant. The development threatens the habitat of a burrowing-owl colony and it's an issue that several people in the community have differing views upon--not all of them legal.
Roy carries the story very well indeed. He's likable and persistent in the face of unexpected and challenging adventure, despite his modest size. The cause he chooses to support is eminently worthy--he weighs up the strength of his beliefs with the necessity to slightly bend the law. This is a good story with some great writing--a winning combination. (For readers aged 10 and over.) --John McLayReview:
'Every now and then a book comes along that is so striking it gives the reader goose-bumps and stays in the mind long after its pages are closed... Hoot is one of those' Times Educational Supplement"
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780582848580
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hoot (NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780582848580
Book Description Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Seller Inventory # 9053-9780582848580
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Good condition hard cover, some wear to cover and spine, ex academic library book with all the usual markings, otherwise in a good readable condition. Seller Inventory # 86226
Book Description Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,450grams, ISBN:058284858X. Seller Inventory # 3505584
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. No dust jacket. Previous owners inscription. Seller Inventory # BBI3103103
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. 2004-03-05. Longman. 1. Hardcover. Book: GOOD. 280pp. . Seller Inventory # NF-1659844
Book Description Pictorial Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Second Impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 021338
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0005978237
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # JBBK0170626R