Chomp

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Alfred A. Knopf, Mar 12, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 290 pages
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Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his backyard. The critters, he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one. 

When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called Expedition Survival!, Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself—to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger foolishly believes his own PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna—a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her father and needs a place to hide out. 

They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .

It's anyone's guess who will actually survive Expedition Survival. . . .
 

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It was a nice, quick, easy read; however, it was definitely not the laugh-out-loud funny book it gave the impression of being. There were dark themes and quite suspenseful scenes at the core of this ... Read full review

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I really liked Chomp, I think it's well written and funny. I like how all the book's characters are unique in their own way. Wahoo, the main character lives with his father (Mickey) who is an animal ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
18
Section 4
29
Section 5
37
Section 6
49
Section 7
58
Section 8
70
Section 15
161
Section 16
173
Section 17
182
Section 18
191
Section 19
203
Section 20
214
Section 21
225
Section 22
236

Section 9
89
Section 10
99
Section 11
109
Section 12
122
Section 13
137
Section 14
150
Section 23
245
Section 24
258
Section 25
276
Section 26
280
Section 27
293
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CARL HIAASEN has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age six. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Nature Girl and Star Island.

Hoot, Hiaasen's first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor. And Flush, Scat, and Chomp have all been major bestsellers.

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