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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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  • quail
    quailThursday, May 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm55 stars
    Everybody loves pancakes. Well everybody except a small family of owls hiding underneath the construction site for the brand new Mother Paula pancake house that is. So when a boy stumbles upon this brood he knows he cant just let them die or have to relocate. He knows that he must stop the evil pancake people before its too late! But he cant do it alone; Through this compelling tale of love, protection and new beginning's Roy Eberhardt, Beatrice Leap and a kid named Mullet Fingers out smart the police and a guy named Curly and even the school bully Dana Matherson. All just to speak up for those without a voice. Save the owls!!!
    • kdsoccer28
      kdsoccer28Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm44 stars
      Great book cant stop reading it
      • a personWednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm
        I realy liked this book and how they sacrifice the pancakes for owls <3
        • wezavihuzesahe
          wezavihuzesaheTuesday, March 12, 2019 at 5:37 am
          this is a goodbook you should read this bookitsalotoffun
          • unicorn4
            unicorn4Friday, November 16, 2018 at 4:59 am55 stars
            this book is a really good book I loved it and it has a lot of adventure.
            • MimiTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:03 am
              Great interesting!
              • MiguelTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 am
                I thought this book was pretty good and exciting.
                • AbiTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:59 am
                  I added five stars because I thought this book was interesting.
                  • AngelinaTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:59 am
                    I think this book had a lot of interesting events and things in it
                    • AndresTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:59 am
                      This book was vary interesting and mysterious