Thursday, April 11, 2019
#tbt: Flush by Carl Hiassen
Hoot by Carl Hiassen. 292 p. Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House Children's Books, September, 2002. 9780375821813. (Own)
Hoot was popular adult author, Carl Hiassen's children's debut. It published in 2002 and won a Newbery Honor in January of 2003. It is the story of Montana transplant, Roy Eberhardt, who isn't making a smooth transition to his small Florida town. He has incurred the wrath of the school bully but befriends a boy known as "Mullet Fingers" who regularly runs away from home. Mullet Fingers is sabotaging a construction site because a rare species of owl nests at the site. Hiassen's books are filled with humor and usually have an environmental theme. Hoot was adapted for film, which released in 2005.