Hoot OCTOBER BOOK REPORT Written By: Carl Hiaasen Report By: Gillian Ryan MAIN CHARACTERS Beatrice, Roy, Mullet Fingers, Characters!! There are many characters in the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. Here are some of them: Roy Dana Matherson Beatrice Leep Garret Officer Delinko Mullet Fingers Mom Dad Curly Chuck Muckle Mr. Ryan Hoot is also a movie too… these pictures are from the movie. Plot!! The plot of this book is… Roy a boy from Montana moves to Coconut Cove, FL. He hates it there. Especially, when he has to go to Trace Middle School. He doesn’t like school because he gets bullied by Dana Matherson. By accident Roy punches Dana in the face. After the punch, he attempts to scramble out of the bus, but almost knocks a girl named Beatrice down. Beatrice has a stepbrother named Mullet Fingers who is in hiding from his mother in the boat harbor. On top of all that, a man named Chuck Muckle, who owns the business Mother Paula’s AllAmerican Pancake House, plans on building his 449th pancake house in Coconut Cove. Mullet Fingers isn't happy with this plan. Mostly because there are owls that burrow in the ground where they’re planning to bulldoze. So Mullet Fingers vandalizes their property, hopefully to make them stop. So Beatrice, Roy and Mullet Fingers have to work together to stop the bulldozing!! Setting!! This story takes place in a small town called Coconut Cove. Coconut Cove is not a real town. Coconut Cove is in Florida. It gets a lot of tourism each year, like most places in Florida. The story seems to have taken place during present day. It also happens during the school year. • Problem!! There are many different problems faced by the main characters in this story. Roy’s main problem was his little situation with the bully Dana Matherson. Mullet Fingers faces many issues. He got bit by a guard dog while letting snakes onto the Mother Paula’s property and he risked his life doing crazy things, like capturing Chuck Muckle himself!! Beatrice had some problems too. She has to sneak out of the house a lot unseen to help Mullet Fingers. Near the end of the book, someone saw her, and the person thinks she is committing a crime. The person called the police but, luckily she wasn’t caught. These are some of the problems they had. Hint- in the movie they leave the epilogue out… so if you saw the movie, you never found out Mullet Fingers real name!! • Burrowing Owls!! A Burrowing Owl is called a Burrowing Owl because of it’s unique home. They live in small holes underground that are dug by small mammals like prairie dogs, or squirrels. They like to eat insects, mice, and, moles. These owls are very active during the day, especially in the Spring. A lot of the Burrowing Owl’s habitats have been destroyed by construction. On the map on the top of the page, the dark orange areas show where some Burrowing owls live. You can see that no burrowing owls live in Michigan! Michigan should be about there… Hoot Secrets!! Guess what!? I’m not telling you any secrets… if I told you, it would spoil the whole thing! So if you want to find out secrets such as Mullet Finger’s real name, or if Mrs. Leep ever found out where Mullet Fingers was hiding, then read Hoot!!! That was my October Book Report! Thanks for watching!