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This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!

Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?

“A wonderful tour de-force.” —The Boston Globe

“A rollicking, righteous story.” —The Miami Herald

“Yes, it is a hoot.”—The Washington Post
Paperback, 56 pages
Published on November 5, 2007 by Mary Glasgow Magazines
ISBN-10: 1905775040
ISBN-13: 9781905775040
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  • maxi990
    maxi990Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm55 stars
    This is another Hiaasen classic. Always about Florida and saving the environment, but always with a different, authentic way of telling people, "Hey!, There's a world out there too!" Hiaasen tells us more about the unique owls that live right under us. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I highly recommend it.
    • lovemuggles
      lovemugglesWednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm55 stars
      The first time that I read this book it was for a school report :( which is never fun so of course I hated it the first time but then I read it again ( not for a report) and it was actually a really good book so you should read it
      • dpete
        dpeteSunday, February 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm55 stars
        I liked the book, because I watched the movie, which I thought was better. I guess you have to read the book first. I highly recemend this book/movie.
        • hey
          heyThursday, February 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm55 stars
          this book was to be said that it was realoly boring, but after a few times of reading it(after not really understanding it) i seemed to like it just a bit more. it wasn't that bad. i liked it and look forward to reading other great books.
          • honey
            honeyWednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm
            At first the book was confusing because I didn't know that each parograph was going to have a totally different story in it. After my teacher told me what it ment it made a lot more sense. The book is really good if you can understand it!!
            • gum98
              gum98Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm
              I love these books by Carl Hiassen. Flush, Scat and hoot are 3 great books that are not only entertaining, but also teach you about the environment in a unique way!