Carl Hiaasen

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book | Fiction | Sep 2018
US & Canada → Knopf

Featured in Barnes & Noble's Best Books of 2018 for Young Readers

Newbery Honor-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen–beloved for his modern classics like Hoot and Chomp–delivers a wildly entertaining novel involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone, and more!

Some facts about Billy Dickens:
  * He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.
  * Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal.
  * Billy isn’t the type to let things go.

Some facts about Billy’s family:
  * They’ve lived in six different Florida towns because Billy’s mom insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.
  * Billy’s dad left when he was four and is a total mystery.
  * Billy has just found his dad’s address–in Montana.

This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor’s cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.

Carl Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what’s really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.


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Humorous, self-deprecating narration and convoluted exploits will keep pages turning till the satisfying close. 


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