Chomp (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Chomp (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Carl Hiaasen
     
 

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When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Cray's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.

Overview

When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Cray's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606270069
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

With a distinct sense of humor and a flare for the unusual, Carl Hiassen has dissected the psyche of South Florida to write several wickedly funny books for both kids and adults. His first book for kids, Hoot, won a Newbery Honor and was later adapted into a movie of the same name. His extensive collection of books for adults are notable for their environmental themes and characters that do justice to the word "eccentric."

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Tavernier, Florida
Place of Birth:
South Florida
Education:
Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Chomp 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 246 reviews.
bookwyrmian More than 1 year ago
Carl Hiaasen has done it again. Here is book that is still set in Florida, but the characters are universal. Meet Wahoo, the boy not the fish, son of Mickey Cray, animal wrangler. Together they join the cast of EXPEDITION SURVIVAL! to explore the wildlife of the Florida Everglades. Between the two of them, a dead alligator, a indignant bat, and a survivalist who can't - hilarity reigns. This is a great action filled book, especially a good read for those in late elementary school and middle school Highly recommended.
storygirl629 More than 1 year ago
This is sure to be another hit for Hiasen! Hiasen, who specializes in books that team his love of animals and Florida with high action and great writing, tells the tale of a boy named Wahoo (yes Wahoo) that you will not be able to put down. Wahoo's family, like many these days, is struggling financially. So when his father, an animal wrangler by trade, receives an offer to work on Expedition Survival! he can't turn it down. However due to a recent injury (due to an iguana falling from the sky) he needs help and that is where Wahoo comes in. The story of their escapades on a reality show that starts out with more humor than reality quickly takes you for a ride as the show's lead star insists on the show becoming more "real" in the Florida wetlands with all of its natural animals and dangers. Mix in the reality of Wahoo and his father trying to protect his friend Tuna (yes Tuna) from her abusive father and this books dynamic characters and capturing story will have you hoping that it does not end too soon and that they will all come out alive in the end. A must read for all fans of Hiasen's Hoot and Gordon Korman's Zoobreak series. Grades 4-8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Ive read all of the books and this one is the best books so far!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! I would recomend it. It is definetly not boring, i could never put it down. Great for middle school students like myself. If you like animals, wildlife, adventure, and action, then this is the book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesom, I loved it, I read it every night for 1/2 an hour to an hour, a very funny yet mysterious book. GREAT JOB CARL! ( the book d0es include cursing kidz) :)
Maranna More than 1 year ago
The book, Chomp, featured two main characters in the beginning. Mickey Cray is one of them and he has an interesting past. He has a major concussion because of an over population of iguanas and so when a big frost hit, it froze them in a tree but no one knew that and so when he sat under a tree one fell down and hit him over the head. He now suffers from a bad concussion and the vision of seeing double. The other character is his son Wahoo who helps and takes care of his father while his mother is in china earning money to take care of the hospital bill. But something that makes Wahoo and his father different than ordinary people is that they own a whole backyard full of funky critters that you would never dream to have in your backyard. As the story goes on, Mickey and his son, both animal wranglers, have an exciting event that could change their life forever. How about a big movie star named Derek Badger who is on a TV show called Expedition Survival, where he has to survive in the wilderness. His signature is to catch critters and eat them, but what makes this celebrity so important is that Mickey gets a job offer from them. Also in the story is a young girl named Tuna who ran away to the Everglades with Wahoo and his father for a video shoot for the show. Next, Derek Badgers true identity is exposed to many people. The true identity isn’t all that good and could cost Derek his job. I would recommend this book because it was very suspense filled like the photo shoot in the Everglades that always kept me in suspense. The book also told a brave story at the end and even a little lesson on child abuse that was truly and eye opener. Finally, I found the book to be filled with action like water boat high speed chases or just funny quotes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of carl hiassens florida series and luv them all so much. My friends luv them too. So happy he's making another. Cant wait for it to come out!!! Will pre-order it. This is Nicole age 12 and in the 7th grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The perfect book for book project. An amazing book that you can't put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome!!!!
AstroMarco13 More than 1 year ago
This new realistic fiction novel by Carl Hiaasen continues his tradition of protecting the Floridian environment and strikes a tone with most young readers. I read this book because I have read all his other environmental novels, and I like how he finally writes a novel involving more alligators as they are the most recognizable Floridian species. Now even though it had some unoriginal jokes and some unbelievable scenes (such as the crew of the survival show actually paying attention to the main character even though he is 12 years old), it contains some material, like guns and alcoholism, aimed at higher audiences. This book would find its ground for middle schoolers as they are not too young or too old. The book starts off as the main character, Wahoo Cray, has to deal with his dad who sustained a concussion. This disrupts the family income as Mickey Cray is an animal wrangler. Things get worse for Wahoo as his mom, who teaches senior executives how to speak Mandarin, leaves to work in China over the summer. To get extra income Wahoo and Mickey sign a contract with the reality show Expedition Survival!, but soon start to dislike the show as its “Super Star”, Derek Badger, is a complete fake. As they are filming in the Everglades, Derek gets lost and they have to form a search party. Soon everyone gets lost and there is an interesting turn of events when they are about to get rescued. You will not put the book down as there are some cliffhangers that will keep you hooked. The book could use some improving, especially with the dialogue and some unbelievable scenes, but I would still recommend the novel if you’re in the mood to read something, but don’t plan on an in-depth read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carl Hiassin is a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!! He is an great author for children who love awesome stuff! He is very detailed and comes up with creative ideas with amazing gusto and grace!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
X2 awsomenesssssssssss!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg sooooo good i love this author if you liked it i recomend HOOT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book read it at school best frecking book ever. BooYha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carl Haaisen is definetly one of my favorite authors. He has wrote so many instresting books that can get u hooked on his writing. Chomp is just another fantasticly written by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best author ever. He rights both of my favorite books, this one and flush. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im reading this currently so dont ruin anything for me! Kind of boring in the beggining but makes up for it in the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Im an avid reader (and im pretty young too) and i love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book and I LOVE IT!!!!!!Everybody would like this book because it is funny and easy to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome and has a lot of action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laughs by the dozon in the story and awsome animals from the everglades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Itis exciting. I have not finished it but it is awsome,!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am nine and i will turn ten in april15
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. And im only in middle school. Its very interesting. It keeps u interested through the whole book. :):):):):):):):)):)):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Th author really knows how to write. I have read the whole series and I could not wait for this book to come out. It did not dissapoint. I can not even describe how good this book is!