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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

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

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375890277
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/10/2002
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 28,880
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels including Bad Monkey, Star Island, and Nautre Girl.

His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp. Skink—No Surrender was Hiaasen's first book for teens and features one of his most iconic characters, the reclusive ex-governor of Florida now known as Skink.

You can read more about Hiaasen's work at carlhiaasen.com.

From the Hardcover edition.


Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida


Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Hoot 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 870 reviews.
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and a fun story to read. It should be in every classroom and children should read this one snuggled up in bed at night. There are great characters and a fun story line. It shows you that even children can have opinions and make a difference! The baby owls will be killed because of the construction that is moving in to make a pancake house. How will the community, specifically the kids help these small helpless creatures. This is a book that you don't want to miss. The movie is good, the book is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Hoot because it tells the story of a boy who moves a lot and is bullied on the bus because he has come from Montana, and I guess it's just that nobody wants to hang out with the new kid. I get that. I move a lot too, so this story is easy to relate to. I think most people can relate to it, and I recomend it highly. P.S. Hit Yes below if this was helpful to you (I hope it was)
Drummer101 More than 1 year ago
Mother Paula's pancake house owners want to build a new pancake house the only problem is the owls are in the ground where they want to build it! The Owls are going to get killed. Who and how will they save them? In Carl Hiaasen's book Hoot these are all primary questions. Roy is a curious, interesting, and brave character, but when he has to risk his freedom and break the law its going to take more than being brave. There is also a strange, mysterious, and environment loving character named Mullet. Now Roy and Mullet are on a mission to save the owls but how? It would be hard to prove the owls exist but what if they can delay the pancake houses start of the building process. So Roy and Mullet thought of a brilliant idea, what if they vandalized the construction site, risky but saving the owls is definitely more important. Readers will be craving for more Hoot a heartwarming, bittersweat story that any young reader will love. Hiaasen did a great job on this book winning the Newberry Honor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoot is such a classic book. I recomend it for all ages. Just saying listen to a ten year old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing i wish the ending......i wish there was no ending. I loved this book and scat it is amazing read this book and don't listen to HHAATTEERRRSSS (HATERS) i loved it!! Reviwed by: Paige
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Loved the hillarious houmor, and the details! Wish it never ended! Definitly recommand it to all readers! Amazing! I LOVE Carl Hiassen! His books are the very best! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoot is really good.When you first start reading it , you get pulled in. You should REALLLLLYYYYYYYY GET IT!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What i think about the book is that it is a very touching book it understands me somtimes it reaches out and make me apart of the story i rwally reslly recomrnd it to any one at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds like a great book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for all kids including many reading programs. I think many people would enjoy the book Hoot?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites. It is so great that I read it all in two days. You must read it. If ypi loke animals than you will love lots of his books such as Scat, Flush, and Chomp. Press buy it well worth your money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book alot everyone should check it out. [?]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books a great read for any age. Each charecter is different and complex. Couldn't stop reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love hoot it made me get the whole book i cant wait to see the movie.
Susan Yellin More than 1 year ago
I'm scanning through the reviews and there are so many spelling errors by both negative and supportive critics. Time to go back to dictionary and spelling tests.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.  Being a Newbery Honor Award book, right off the bat I could tell that it was going to be a great book.  I was not disappointed.  The main character in this story was a young boy named Roy Eberhardt.  His father’s job made his family move quite often, so he felt like he never really fit in.  That was until he moved to Coconut Cove, Florida, and became close friends with a tomboy named Beatrice Leep and her carefree, uneducated stepbrother nicknamed Mullet Fingers.  Roy discovered that Mullet Fingers was trying to stop a new pancake restaurant from being built within a burrowing owl habitat.  The three friends collaborated together to try and halt this construction in order to save the helpless owls.  Their stealth-like methods of sabotaging the start of the construction were creative and entertaining and kept the story interesting.   I enjoyed this book because the colorful personalities of the characters made the story more believable, thus keeping my interest peaked.   The author’s style of detailed writing made it easy for the reader to develop connections to the characters as well as accurately visualize the various settings.   I highly recommend this book to any animal lovers out there ages 10-15, or anyone who just enjoys an inspirational story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT! Great read. Save the owls!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sat boredly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay I liked this book and all but why of all reasons a pancake house seriously. Couldn't they chosen a better opponet like a library or a hospitol. So that brings down one star. And second this book is exactly like scat but with owls, and like flush instead of the owls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book , you should read it :) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much.(as you can probably tell from the title.) This book is hilarious.Everyone should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and so did my daughter please make more even after Chomp please please please make more I love them!