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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,463 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Edward Asner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen comes this New York Times bestseller set in Florida's Everglades in which an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off panther can’t stop two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher!
 
Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
 
But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.
 
And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. It’s all about to hit the fan, and when it does, the bad guys better scat. 
 
“Ingenious . . . Scat won’t disappoint Hiaasenphiles of any age.” —The New York Times
 
“Woohoo! It’s time for another trip to Florida—screwy, gorgeous Florida, with its swamps and scammers and strange creatures (two- and four-legged). Our guide, of course, is Carl Hiaasen.” —DenverPost.com


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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 2009:
    “This well-written and smoothly plotted story, with fully realized characters, will certainly appeal to mystery lovers.”
  • Review, The New York Times Book Review, February 15, 2009:
    "Not many authors are equally successful at writing books for adults and children, but Carl Hiaasen seems to have made an effortless transition ... The ingenious plotting makes SCAT more engrossing than either of its predecessors."

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hikari | 2/16/2014

    " This was just an amazing book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to save endangered species. C; "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danny | 2/1/2014

    " A light mystery novel that incorporates ideas of treating the environment right as well as dropping some facts about Florida wildlife. 3 stars for a very nice mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Fack | 1/29/2014

    " This book is as lively as its cover. Billed as an eco-thriller, Scat intrigues and informs with biological trivia. The characters quickly become real and chapters end with pleasant twists and teases. This would be a 5-star book if the writing had as much sass and style as the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eileen | 1/25/2014

    " A fun and interesting book. An engaging environmental lesson for middle schoolers without being heavy handed. Great characters, humor and adventure. Nick and Marta wonder what really happened to their terrifying biology teacher, Bunny Starch, who has been missing since a field trip to a Florida swamp. They wind up saving a baby panther and reuniting it with its mama, by standing up for what they know is right. "

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