Scat (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Jan 27, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 371 pages
90 Reviews
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.


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great plot....twilly was my favorite character. - LibraryThing
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I'm not sure if this quite deserves 4 stars -- more like 3.5 -- but I'm in a generous mood, so I'm rounding up. If you're not familiar with Carl Hiaasen, he was named by Dave Barry as the leader in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Craft - Goodreads

This is a really solid adventure/mystery. The characters are colorful, but also have some depth. The setting is very well developed, and the plot moves quickly without being superficial. It's a good ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
24
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
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Section 15
203
Section 16
217
Section 17
235
Section 18
249
Section 19
262
Section 20
275
Section 21
287
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2009)

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age six. Then it was hunt-and-peck stories about neighborhood kickball and softball games. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Sick Puppy and Nature Girl.


Hoot, Hiaasen's first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor. And Flush, his second book for kids, spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

You can read more about Hiaasen's work at www.carlhiaasen.com.

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