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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 always insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest. * Billy's older sister is dating a jerk. It's a mystery. * Billy's dad left when he was four, and Billy knows almost nothing about him. * 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 story about knowing when (and when not) to let things go.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Random House Children's Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9780385752992
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jan 28, 2019

Of course, the premise is outlandish, it is written by Carl Hiaasen. As a reader of his books for adults and children, I am never disappointed. I did squirm when I read this, but I also laughed. The concept is crazy, and as an adult I had lots of questions about how in the world could this possibly happen. But who cares, for a kid who isn’t old enough to have these doubts this adventure about saving endangered animals will be a hit.

bookcat51 Sep 25, 2018

Award winning author Hiaasen delivers another intelligent and witty eco-adventure that is very entertaining.


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cmlibrary_jcurrie Nov 16, 2018

Billy Dickens lives with his mother and sister in Florida. He doesn’t remember his father because he left when Billy was around four years old. Billy discovers that his father lives in Montana, so he uses his mother’s credit card to buy an airline ticket to visit his father. While in Montana, Billy meets his father’s new wife and her daughter. He also learns that his father has put himself in a dangerous situation, Billy feels that he must help his dad before something bad happens to him. Billy doesn’t want to lose the dad that he just found.


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