September 30, 2005
September 30, 2005
You know it’s going to be a rough summer when you spend Father’s Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.
Noah’s dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor–which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can’t prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah’s dad is stuck in the clink.
Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. His allies may not add up to much–his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate–but Noah’s got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.
In this second humorous environmental treatise from Carl Hiaasen, author of the bestseller HOOT, Noah Underwood and his younger sister Abbey discover that though wealth and connections often overpower what is right, they can still make a difference. Dusty Muleman, the sleazy owner of a local gambling boat, the "Coral Queen," has been illegally dumping sewage into the marina, which has caused serious hazards and pollution on their local Florida Keys beaches. Paine, Noah's well-meaning, incredibly impulsive dad, determined to put a stop to it, sank the boat and landed himself in jail. With their father behind bars and their mother furious and distraught, Noah and Abbey decide to take on Dusty themselves. Along the way, the two meet a host of kooky characters, try to keep their parents from divorcing, and hatch an insane plan that just might save the day. A New York Times Notable Book of 2005.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Nature + the Natural World / Environment, Family / Parents, Nature + the Natural World / General
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Nature + the Natural World / General, Family / Parents, Nature + the Natural World / Environment, Humorous Stories
- Age: 9-12 years
- Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
- Pages: 272
- Language: English
- Release Date: September 30, 2005
- Author: Carl Hiaasen
- Online Item #: 11828879
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6187
- ISBN: 9780375821820
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported