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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BOOK TRAILER TUESDAY: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen @AAKnopf




Book Description

March 27, 2012 10 and up5 and up
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, snappers, and more 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 boneheaded star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger seems to actually believe his 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 old man 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". . . .



About the Author

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 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, his second book for kids, spent more than a year on theNew York Times bestseller list.


Details

  • Reading level: Ages 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375868429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375868429




One of my most favorite authors ever --- ewwww --  bad English -- but I just love everything he writes!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this!!!

    And--if you've never had a chance to listen to Edward Asner read SCAT, you should give it a go. It's like his voice and that book were meant to be!

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