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Flush

by Carl Hiaasen

Random House Children's Books | May 11, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Flush is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 8.
Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.
 
Noah''s dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the Coral Queen casino boat''s illegal dumping . . . by sinking the boat. But his bold protest fizzles: within days the casino is back in business, and Noah''s dad is behind bars and out of action.
 
Now Noah is determined to succeed where his father failed. But even though pumping raw sewage into the waters of the Florida Keys is both gross and against the law, turns out it''s near impossible to catch the flusher—especially when he''s already bamboozled the prosecutors, the local press, and even the Coast Guard.
 
But Noah''s got a few allies. There''s his little sister, Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a half-soused ex-mate of the Coral Queen who is willing to testify . . . for a price; and Shelly, a bighearted bartender with even bigger biceps.
 
Okay, so the odds aren''t good. But Noah has an ace up his sleeve—a plan so crazy it just might stop the polluting, save the beaches, and prove to the world that it''s the owner of the Coral Queen, and not his dad, who is full of . . . crud.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 7.63 × 5.16 × 0.67 in

Published: May 11, 2010

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375861254

ISBN - 13: 9780375861253

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best, intense, story The book flush was so interesting and i could not put it down. I would recommend this book to people who love suspicion and intensity.
Date published: 2012-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book! This book is AMAZING! It is perfect for the ages 10-12! It has adventure, a bit of mystery here and there (but not like Nancy Drew), and has a few jokes that make the story more enjoyable. I reccomend this book for every kid! Other books by Carl Hiaasen: Hoot and Scat are really amazing too! :)
Date published: 2009-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good! I enjoyed the book Flush very much. It was awesome! This fast-paced book has many unexpected turns. Flush is in the perspective of a boy, Noah, whose dad is in jail, again, for doing what he believes is right. It’s up to him and his sister to prove their dad is right. Flush is very amusing. Imagine bird poop dropping on your head! Though I must say, it does contain some violence. I also like how the author left us hanging in the end. He gave us a chance to imagine the rest ourselves. But at the same time, I wished the author continued it a bit more. I would not recommend buying it though. In my opinion, it’s one of those books you just want to read once. Tigger
Date published: 2008-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Maybe pick a Farley Mowat novel instead Like all of Hiaasen’s novels, Flush is set in Florida, and like many other of his works, it touches on the pollution of that state. But unlike Hiaasen’s characteristic multi-layered story-telling, Flush has only a single plot line, told in first person narrative. Hiaasen may have deviated from his normally richer style to write this children’s novel, but the result is a simple (perhaps even boring) book that might have made for a better short story. The greatest strength of this book is that the male adult characters, even the good ones, are flawed and often have to struggle against their own nature to do what is right. Unfortunately, Hiaasen cannot bring this open-minded view of human nature to women, such that his female characters are generally faultless goody two-shoes, or possibly the opposite, but seldom anywhere in between. One interested element of this book is the view of a parents' struggling marriage from the children's perspective. This might be a good diversion for a speedy young reader who enjoys a bit of adventure and handle gross topics (the toilet seat on the cover should serve as a warning), but it’s not a book I’d want to spend too much time with.
Date published: 2008-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it. (: i find that the book was odd but was also great! 0: i think that this book is good 4 many readers in gards 6-8. me and my best friend brittany have looked other reviwes on this book and they have been somewhat like r's. OH i have 2 go my cookies r bruning!!!!
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FLUSH/HOOT i havent read this book yet but im planning too. i am reading the book called Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. So far im liking it, Carl Hiaasen seems like a good other so maybe you should go to his website,, www.carlhiaasen.com
Date published: 2007-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flush Flush is an extremely unique book and is strongly recommended to anyone
Date published: 2006-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I really enjoyed reading this book. It's fast-paced and a funny mystery. I appreciated the touch of humor, and I would recommend this story to anyone.
Date published: 2006-01-05

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Flush

by Carl Hiaasen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 7.63 × 5.16 × 0.67 in

Published: May 11, 2010

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375861254

ISBN - 13: 9780375861253

About the Book

Bestselling novelist Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys. Noah's dad is sure that the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed.

Read from the Book

The Coral Queen had gone down stern first in twelve feet of water. Her hull had settled on the marly bottom at a slight angle with the bow aiming upward. She was a big one, too. Even at high tide, the top two decks were above the water line. It was like a big ugly apartment building had fallen out of the sky and landed in the basin. Abbey hopped off my handlebars and walked to the water’s edge. She planted her hands on her hips and stared at the crime scene. “Whoa,” she said. “He really did it this time.” “It’s bad,” I agreed. The Coral Queen was one of those gambling boats where passengers line up to play blackjack and electronic poker, and to stuff their faces at the all-you-can-eat buffet. It didn’t sound like a ton of fun to me, but the Coral Queen was packed to the rafters every night. There was one major difference between Dusty Muleman’s operation and the gambling cruises up in Miami: The Coral Queen didn’t actually go anywhere. That’s one reason it was so popular By Florida law, gambling boats are supposed to travel at least three miles offshore–beyond the state boundaries–before anyone is allowed to start betting. Rough weather is real bad for business, because lots of customers get seasick. As soon as they start throwing up, they quit spending money. According to my father, Dusty Muleman’s dream was to open a gambling boat that never left the calm and safety of its harbor. That
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From the Publisher

Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.
 
Noah''s dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the Coral Queen casino boat''s illegal dumping . . . by sinking the boat. But his bold protest fizzles: within days the casino is back in business, and Noah''s dad is behind bars and out of action.
 
Now Noah is determined to succeed where his father failed. But even though pumping raw sewage into the waters of the Florida Keys is both gross and against the law, turns out it''s near impossible to catch the flusher—especially when he''s already bamboozled the prosecutors, the local press, and even the Coast Guard.
 
But Noah''s got a few allies. There''s his little sister, Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a half-soused ex-mate of the Coral Queen who is willing to testify . . . for a price; and Shelly, a bighearted bartender with even bigger biceps.
 
Okay, so the odds aren''t good. But Noah has an ace up his sleeve—a plan so crazy it just might stop the polluting, save the beaches, and prove to the world that it''s the owner of the Coral Queen, and not his dad, who is full of . . . crud.

From the Jacket

"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution. . . . Fans of
spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for
this one." - The Bulletin


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age six. Then it was hunt-and-peck stories about neighborhood kickball and softball games. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Sick Puppy and Nature Girl.
 
Hoot, Hiaasen''s first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor. Flush, his second book for kids, spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list. His latest offering for young readers is Scat, an eco-mystery set in the Florida Everglades.
 
You can read more about Hiaasen''s work at www.carlhiaasen.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution. . . . Fans of
spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for
this one." - The Bulletin


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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