March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his backyard. The critters, he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.
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 Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger foolishly believes his own PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna?a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her father and needs a place to hide out.
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 head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .
It's anyone's guess who will actually survive Expedition Survival. . . .
Carl Hiaasen, known for his zany plots, has produced another wacky middle grade novel with CHOMP. Raised by a talented wild animal wrangler, Wahoo Cray is used to spending time with monkeys, gators, snakes, and other dangerous creatures. When his father is hired to consult on a reality show called "Expedition Survival!," their lives get much more complicated. Not only is the star, Derek Badger, obsessed with his own press, but he actually disappears on set. At the same time, Wahoo is trying to keep his dad from doing something stupid, he has to help Tina, a classmate who's father is abusive. When absolutely everything goes wrong on the set in the Everglades, Wahoo has to find a way to keep them all alive. Carl Hiaasen is the author of numerous popular adult mysteries, as well as Newbery Honor-winner FLUSH.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, Humorous Fiction, Nature + the Natural World / Environment, Mysteries + Detective Stories, Humorous Stories
- Age: 9-12 years
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Carl Hiaasen
- Online Item #: 14377048
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0752
- ISBN: 9780375868276
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported