The hysterical #1 New York Times bestseller from Newbery horee Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild! When Wahoo Cray s dad a professional animal wrangler takes a job with a reality TV show calledExpeditionSurvival!, Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his father from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star. But the job keeps getting more complicated: Derek Badger insists on using wild animals for his stunts; and Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy ofherfather 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 willactuallysurviveExpedition Survival. . . Only in Florida and in the fiction of its native son Carl Hiaasen does a dead iguana fall from a palm tree and kill somebody. New York Post Chomp is a delightful laugh-out-loud sendup of the surreality of TV that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Los Angeles Times Chomp shines in its humorous, subtle tweaks on pop culture. . . . The real satisfaction, however, is t so much in the book s humor but in its truth. Time Out Chicago Kids From the Hardcover edition.
CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels including Bad Monkey, Star Island, and Nautre Girl. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp. Skink No Surrender was Hiaasen's first book for teens and features one of his most iconic characters, the reclusive ex-governor of Florida now known as Skink. You can read more about Hiaasen's work at carlhiaasen.com. From the Hardcover edition.