Scat

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Random House Children's Books, Jan 27, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
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From Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen comes this New York Times bestseller set in Florida's Everglades in which an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off panther can’t stop two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher!
 
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. It’s all about to hit the fan, and when it does, the bad guys better scat. 
 
“Ingenious . . . Scat won’t disappoint Hiaasenphiles of any age.” —The New York Times
 
“Woohoo! It’s time for another trip to Florida—screwy, gorgeous Florida, with its swamps and scammers and strange creatures (two- and four-legged). Our guide, of course, is Carl Hiaasen.” —DenverPost.com


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This is the third book of Hiaasen’s books for the middle grade/young adult set featuring kids in Florida who try to save the environment/ecology from evil doers. This was an entertaining read ... Read full review

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Audio book read by Ed Asner This is the third of Hiaasen’s books for middle-school-age children. Like his other works he has a significant ecological / environmental message. The plot gets moving when ... 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
91
Section 15
203
Section 16
217
Section 17
235
Section 18
249
Section 19
262
Section 20
275
Section 21
287
Section 22
299

Section 9
119
Section 10
135
Section 11
148
Section 12
158
Section 13
174
Section 14
191
Section 23
312
Section 24
326
Section 25
337
Section 26
349
Section 27
373
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About the author (2009)

CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels including Bad Monkey, Star Island, and Nautre Girl.

His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp. Skink—No Surrender was Hiaasen's first book for teens and features one of his most iconic characters, the reclusive ex-governor of Florida now known as Skink.

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


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