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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

In this humorous, ecological mystery, three unlikely middle-school kids lead a protest to save endangered burrowing owls that live on a site that is to be the future home of a  Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House.

Roy Eberhardt has arrived in Coconut Cove, Florida with a big chip on his twelve-year-old shoulder. He misses the wild beauty of Montana and he's found himself the new kid at school at the mercy of the despicable school bully. Dana Matherson is everyone's fear, but at the very moment he mashes Roy's face against the school-bus window, Roy notices a barefoot boy running away from the school bus and across a field.


Life quickly gets interesting when Roy sees a young, barefoot boy running away from the school bus one morning and when he decides to investigate, his snooping lands him right in the middle of a full blown ecological mystery. With some clever detective work and the help of the eighth-grade civics class, Roy may help the mystery boy succeed in saving an endangered species and beat corporate America.

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