by Carl Hiaasen
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Take a trip to Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen's Florida, where adventure is always in the air! This New York Times bestseller is a wickedly funny, slightly subversive tale of story of snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone.
Some facts about Billy Dickens:
* He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.
* Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal.
* Billy isn't the type to let things go.
Some facts about Billy's family:
* They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mom insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.
* Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery.
* Billy has just found his dad's address--in Montana.
This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
Target age: 10 and up