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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36,972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Chad Lowe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and—here’s the odd part—wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy’s trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.

Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen’s Florida.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2005 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by BOOKS! | 2/13/2014

    " preety good book. I like how in each paragraph it changes to a different story but there isn't much action. (besides bullying.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tamara | 2/12/2014

    " These owls are disgustingly cute. They really could not be any cuter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janine | 2/5/2014

    " Some hilarious parts that made me laugh so hard I was crying, but a pretty long book to read with my students. I would recommend this for an individual reader but the length makes it difficult to stay on track with a group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristine | 2/5/2014

    " This is a fun book for young people to read, and there are many good lessons to be learned from it. I like the themes of loyalty, friendship, family relationships, standing up for what you believe, and protecting the environment. The author falls short, however, of addressing some other important issues in a meaningful way. Hiassen tries to put humor in scenes of bullying and vandalism, two things that are never humorous and should not be taken lightly, especially in this day and age. That is where my disappointment in the book comes. The good still outweighs the bad, however, and I think it is a worthwhile story. "

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About the Author
Author Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is a successful journalist and novelist. He is a writer and investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire, and Gourmet. His earliest novels, Powder Burn, Trap Line, and A Death In China, were co-written with fellow journalist Bill Montalbano. Since then, he has written books in a variety of genres. His novel Strip Tease was made into a movie in 1996, and his young adult novel Hoot, winner of the Newbery Honor Award, was made into a movie in May of 2006. A number of Hiassen’s works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including Star Island, Chomp, Sick Puppy, and Scat. In addition to being a writer, Hiassen is also a public speaker. He lives in Florida with his family.