Scat (Google eBook)
Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.
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. And Nick and Marta will have to reckon with an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off Florida panther before they really begin to see the big picture.
That's life in the swamp, kids.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Corduroy7 - LibraryThing
I discovered delights in every aspect of this novel from cover art to every aspect of the story. It's a book that I would describe as one of the special treasure chests you sometimes discover between ... Read full review
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The Boston Globe called this book an "ecological mystery thriller". It's a fair description if you remember that it's a children's book (ie The thrills weren't too thrilling, and the mystery wasn't ... Read full review