Hoot | Carl Hiaasen

This beloved modern classic is an adventure about a new kid at school, his friends, and the boy who bullies him. But it’s also much more: there’s the drama of an endangered owl colony, a run-in with some alligators, several poisonous snakes, and a renegade eco-avenger. This story of runaway construction development in Florida will resonate with readers aged nine through twelve.

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