Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
Hoot

Hoot

Winter 2002 Audio Book
Ages: 10 & Up
Tape Price: $26.00
Review:
Just another new-kid-in-school story becomes an ecological mystery thriller in this story by Carl Hiaasen. Roy has been moved, again, and finds himself in Florida rather than the Montana he so misses. And again, the slight boy is the target of the class bully; but he also becomes embroiled with a mysterious young boy with “eco-terrorism” leanings. Who might have guessed that burrowing owls would soon change Roy’s life? Can young people truly fight the evil powers of land development? The sub-plots are both suspenseful and amusing, sometimes both at once. Chad Lowe does a generally fine job of distinguishing child from adult, good-hearted from sinister, and his burrowing owl characterization is uncanny. Fast-pacing, eccentric characters, and quirky twists will guarantee the popularity of this audio book.
Yvonne Coleman   ©2002 Parents' Choice

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