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Carl Hiaasen – Scat

(Publisher’s Weekly, Mar. 9)

Scat, Carl Hiaasen‘s latest novel, takes readers into the Florida Everglades, where crooked developers want to drill for oil in a swamp that’s home to an endangered Florida panther.  In an interview with Children’s Bookshelf, the author commented on the strength of YA fiction sales, at a time when sales of adult books are flat or worse.  “It would have never have occurred to me that with the iPods and Wii and Xboxes and all the other distractions kids have, that there would be this tremendous makret for the kind of books I write,” Hiaasen said.  “I think it shows you kids are insatiable in the same way I was when i was a kid.  If you can tap into that you’ll have readers for life.”

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“Scat” – the latest title for young readers by Carl Hiaasen.

Scat - Carl Hiaasen

Scat - Carl Hiaasen

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“Once again, Hiaasen has written an edge-of-the-seat eco-thriller. When their unpopular biology teacher goes missing in a suspicious fire during a field trip to the Black Vine Swamp, Nick and Marta don’t buy the headmaster’s excuse for her absence and decide to do some investigating of their own. Eco-avengers; an endangered, hunted panther; illegal pipelines in the Everglades; and an underachieving student with the nickname “Smoke” all play a part in this gripping novel.  ” – School Library Journal

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives with his family.

A graduate of the University of Florida, at age 23 he joined The Miami Herald as a general assignment reporter and went on to work for the newspaper’s weekly magazine and prize-winning investigations team.
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