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FC: Carl Hiaasen & Florida
1: By: Abby Bird
2: Carl is part Norweigan. His grandfather moved here in 1922.
3: He likes to give the bad guy what he deserves... | In one book a litter bug get hes BMW covered in trash, in another a boat gets filled with snakes.
4: He thought about playing baseball. He never stepped on the field, instead he read biographies about players.
5: For fun when he was a kid they would go to the swamp and catch little critters. | Then they would terrorize their mothers! | Then they would hide them in their room and terrorize their moms.
6: At age 6 he wanted a type writer... his parents thought that was a little weird.
7: Spent most his time on his typewriter writing sport stories. Or writing essays on why he is right.
8: Carl would write essays on why he was right instead of arguing when his parents told him no. | Won the Newberry Honor for his book Hoot.
9: Married his high school sweetheart Connie Lyford. | Later they had a divorce. He then remarried Fenia Clizer.
10: When he's done writing for the day, he looks outside in the everglades at herons and manatees. He is th e eldest of four. | He likes to watch the herons and manatees in the everglades. | He writes all morning.
11: He gets his ideas from the odd news in Florida. Like a woman survives being thrown into the ocean by clinging to a bale of floating pot.
12: Hiaasens books have been published in 34 different languages. He is the oldest in his family.
13: List of Hiaasens books: Chomp Native Tongue Hoot Trapline Flush Sick Puppy Scat Double Whammy Star Island Skin Tight Stormy Weather The downhill Lie Skinny Dip Nature Girl Tourist Season Strip Tease
14: Hoot Characters Roy: The main character who is a new kid at Trace Middle Mullet Fingers: The first to stand up for the owls Beatrice: Sister of Mullet Fingers-is strong and plays soccer Officer Delinko: He wants to be a detective and he discovers what is really worth pursuing in life Dana: Bully
15: Roy becomes the target of the bully Dana Matherson. Roy sees a boy running and Roy is curious so he chases after him, he has a sister who befriends Roy.
16: Beatrice,Mullet finger, and Roy are like friends. Beatrice and Mullet Fingers tell Roy their secret, they have a hidden hideaway so they can protect some endangered wild owls that a pancake house is about to move on the owl.
17: Roy, Beatrice, and Mullet Fingers are determined to find a way to save the owls. The Pancake house doesn't care about the owls. Who will win owls or Paulas All American Pancake House Chain.