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Carl Hiaasen

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Suggested grade level:

6th - 8th

Climate Commitment:

Start an earth-friendly project with your friends and family

How to check out:

Available at a Climate Kids Hub for check out!

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About the Book

A classic of environmental lit for kids, this story set in Florida features great characters, plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, and a pack of endangered owls. When Roy sees a boy running toward the woods, he decides to follow him and is introduced to a habitat of owls threatened by a new housing development. Along with his new friends, Roy gets involved with issues of the environmental impact of development and the protection of species.

Climate Commitment Activity

Start an earth-friendly project with your friends and family

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Reflection Sheets and Book Reviews

Reflect on what you read and share your thoughts with other Climate Kids by completing a reflection sheet and/or book review! Download the templates by clicking the previews below.

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