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  • Hoot
    Roy was born in Detroit, Michigan, but the family had moved away from there when he was just a baby, so he couldn't remember anything about Detroit. He didn't think of it as his hometown since he...

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  • Hoot
    Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot consists of twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. In chapter twenty, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mother Paula's pancake house is taking place. Mullet Fingers,...

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  • Hoot
    In Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, a Mother Paula's pancake house is under construction on a site where burrowing owls are living. Napolean Leep, also known as Mullet Fingers, invents many ways to try...

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  • Hoot
    Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot consists of twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. Therefore, the middle of the book would cover chapters eight through fourteen. Here are some important details from those...

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  • Hoot
    The simple answer to this question is that Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, is set in the present day. If we wish to be more specific, we can say that since Hoot was published in 2002, it is set in the...

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  • Hoot
    Listing all of the settings is going to be a bit tough. There might be some really minor locations that a reader might consider a setting that other readers would not consider a setting location....

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  • Hoot
    There are several possible reasons why Roy, the main character in Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, is interested in the running boy. One of the main reasons is that Roy's interest in the running boy is...

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    Roy's feelings about Mullet Fingers change as the book progresses, so I can't state a single feeling. I can do it in two general feelings though. The first feeling that Roy has about Mullet...

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  • Hoot
    Here is some information about Mullet Fingers--which will contain spoilers about the end of the story. A runaway who lives in the woods and the junkyard, he is Beatrice Leep's step-brother, and his...

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  • Hoot
    Roy thought that fighting back against Dana Matherson would be a waste of time because Dana outweighed him by about fifty pounds. For his part, Roy distracted himself by watching a strange boy...

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  • Hoot
    Roy Eberhardt is the main character in Hoot. A strong theme in the book is that one should get involved and stand against injustice. Roy contributes to the development of this theme in three...

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  • Hoot
    Beatrice and Roy have slightly similar families, but in most ways their families are different. Both Beatrice and Roy are their biological parents' only children. Both Beatrice's and Roy's fathers...

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  • Hoot
    The people building the new pancake house, called Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House, in Hoot have connections with local politicians. One of the big shots in the pancake franchise phoned...

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  • Hoot
    The answer to your question can be found on page nine of the novel. The story is told from a third-person point of view, and the narrator states on page nine that Coconut Cove, Florida, is the...

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  • Hoot
    Usually when the author describes the terrain in Florida from Roy's perspective, he calls it flat. Having come from Montana where there were jagged mountain peaks, Roy can't get over how flat...

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  • Hoot
    Beatrice and Dana were both bullies to Roy when he first moved to Coconut Cove, Florida. Dana bullied Roy for sport--he had a reputation for it. Beatrice was a bully to Roy because of his curiosity...

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  • Hoot
    Officer Delinko volunteers to go out early to the site of the future home of Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House to see if he can catch the prankster who has been pulling up the survey stakes...

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  • Hoot
    In Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, Dana is an antagonist. He is a bully, and in the opening scene of the book, he ambushes the main character, Roy Eberhardt. Dana smashes Roy's face against the bus...

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  • Hoot
    Beatrice tells Roy they almost forgot the ground beef. Beatrice and Roy visit Roy's house after school to get white adhesive medical tape, antibiotic ointment, and gauze. At the time, Roy is...

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  • Hoot
    I believe that this question is meant to be asked during a person's first read of the book. It's tough for me to answer it completely truthfully because I know what is happening to the construction...

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  • Hoot
    In the book Hoot, Roy's bike tire gets a flat because Beatrice bites a hole in it. At the end of chapter six, Roy rides his bike to the construction yard. He is looking for Mullet Fingers,...

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  • Hoot
    Dana Matherson is the quintessential bully in Hoot. As the new kid at school, Roy is the perfect target, and Dana plasters his head against the window of the school bus and chokes him. Gasping for...

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  • Hoot
    The answer to the question of why Roy tries to catch a mullet fish is found in the Epilogue to Carl Hiaasen's novel, Hoot. Roy is at Beatrice's soccer game and is remembering his time with Mullet...

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  • Hoot
    Mullet Fingers, or Napoleon Bridger, is so passionate about saving the owls because he identifies strongly with nature. Being outside, barefoot, and spending time among the wildlife has been his...

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  • Hoot
    Roy asks Beatrice what her weight is in order to prove she would easily be able to beat him up if she wanted to, but there is no obvious reason for her to attack him. "How much do you weigh?" Roy...

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  • Hoot
    In the Epilogue of Hoot, Mullet Fingers's mother, Lonna, first wants her son to live with the family again, mainly because she hopes to remain in the limelight because of his fame. Mullet Fingers...

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  • Hoot
    When Roy discovers the bag of cottonmouth snakes that Mullet Fingers is keeping in chapter five, readers are as confused as Roy is. This is the first time Roy meets Mullet Fingers, but Roy doesn't...

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  • Hoot
    Roy and Mullet Fingers are alike in many ways. The boys are about the same age and size; Roy's shoes fit Mullet Fingers. They both appreciate nature. Both boys are clever, coming up with ingenious...

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  • Hoot
    When you have to summarize a novel or story, think in terms of the main components of a story: characters, setting, conflict, plot, and theme. Characters are the people who populate the story. You...

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  • Hoot
    I had to read the question over a couple of times to make sure that Dana Matherson was actually included in the character comparison. It is fairly easy to compare the similarities between Roy and...

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  • Hoot
    The owls in Hoot are symbolic on at least three levels. Most obviously, the owls symbolize wildlife and natural habitats that are at risk of extinction or harm from residential and commercial...

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  • Hoot
    Several things about the running boy intrigue Roy. Roy first sees him when Roy is on the school bus on the way to school. The fact that the boy, who looks to be about Roy's age, is not getting on...

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  • Hoot
    While Roy is in the janitor's closet with Dana Matherson, about to be pulverized, Beatrice Leep steps in and rescues him. After she partially disrobes the bully and ties him to the flag pole, she...

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  • Hoot
    Here are some ideas that will help you understand fiction books, using Hoot as an example. When you start reading a novel, think first about characters. Who is the book about? The first person or...

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  • Hoot
    Roy is the protagonist in Hoot -- that is, he is the main character. However, it is important to note that this novel also tells the stories of Curly Branitt and Officer Delinko. But the story...

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  • Hoot
    In Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, chapter twenty describes the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mother Paula's pancake house that is about to be built in Coconut Cove, Florida. The townspeople and...

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  • Hoot
    Roy's family moves around a lot. Roy's father works for the Department of Justice and is very good at his job. Every time he gets a promotion, that requires the family to relocate to another city....

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  • Hoot
    These are all questions that are not answered in the book, even in the Epilogue. To answer these questions, you must speculate about what you think could happen to these characters if the story...

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  • Hoot
    I think by "thread" you mean "theme," which will be the novel's central idea and message. Hoot has a couple of central themes in my opinion. One theme is the theme of environmentalism. That...

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  • Hoot
    Dana Matherson is a bully who regularly terrorizes students at Trace Middle School. As the new kid in school and one who weighs under 100 pounds, Roy finds himself on the receiving end of Dana's...

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  • Hoot
    This is one of the mysteries about the running boy that Roy wants to find out. While all the other kids are getting on the bus and going to school, the running boy is running across yards dressed...

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  • Hoot
    This question probably refers to chapter 20 of Hoot. In this chapter, the day of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mother Paula's All-American House of Pancakes has arrived. Roy and Beatrice...

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  • Hoot
    In the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, one of the main conflicts is that Mullet Fingers (whose real name is Napoleon Leep) is trying to stop construction on a Mother Paula's restaurant. He is trying to...

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  • Hoot
    After Beatrice rescues Roy from being pulverized by Dana Matherson in the janitor's closet, she steals a bike from the rack at Trace Middle School and has Roy sit on the handle bars. She pedals...

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  • Hoot
    Roy Eberhardt, the protagonist of Carl Hiaasen's Hoot, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He'd told the kids at school he was from Montana, cattle country, when in fact he'd been born in Detroit,...

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  • Hoot
    When Roy first sees the running boy, who turns out to be Mullet Fingers, he is described as very tan, with blond hair, and a wiry build. He is wearing an old basketball jersey, dirty shorts, and no...

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  • Hoot
    Roy Eberhardt, the main character in Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, makes the comment that he is an expert on bullies and goons in chapter eight of the novel. Here is the quote: "Every time the...

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  • Hoot
    The answer to your question is found in chapter eight of Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot. Roy has moved ten times in his life due to his father's job. Because of this frequent moving, he has encountered...

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  • Hoot
    After Roy does some internet research on the burrowing owls, known as Athene cunicularia floridana, he stops at the local bait shop and purchases a box of live crickets. He stops by the junk yard...

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  • Hoot
    In chapter 16 of Hoot, when Roy and his parents take their day trip to the Everglades, Beatrice Leep sneaks into their home and hides under Roy's bed. She gets in by pulling the sliding glass door...

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