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Carl Hiaasen

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Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Humour & jokes (Children's / Teenage)

The hysterical no 1 New York Times bestseller by Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen -- featuring gators, animal wranglers, inept reality TV hosts and one frozen iguana.

Wahoo Cray has grown up with a zoo in his backyard - alligators, snakes, rats, monkeys and parrots ... but it's his dad who's the real unpredictable critter. When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called EXPEDITION SURVIVAL, Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his dad from killing the show's inept star Derek Badger, who insists on using real wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna, a girl who's hiding from her own dad. They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun...

It's anyone's guess who will survive...

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Praise for Chomp

  • A funny and furiously fast-moving novel populated by engaging characters and fuelled by a strong sense of moral outrage - GUARDIAN

  • As ever with Hiaasen, rambunctious humour and twisted French farce plotting make the book a joy to read, and there's the usual undercurrent of scathing indignation against modern civilisation's stupidities - FINANCIAL TIMES

  • America's finest satirical novelist - OBSERVER

  • Carl Hiaasen is a supremely entertaining writer whose novels also bear a timely abiding belief in the power of the individual to alter things - INDEPENDENT

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Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His previous novels include the bestselling Nature Girl, Star Island, Bad Monkey and Razor Girl, and three bestselling children's books, Hoot, Flush and Scat. They have been translated into 34 languages, 33 more than he can read or write. Carl Hiaasen also writes an award-winning weekly column for The Miami Herald.

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