by Carl Hiaasen

First Release:

April 2009

ISBN: 9780375934865

Mrs. Starch, the cruelest teacher at the Truman School, humiliates Duane Scrod Jr., an extremely volatile student. Then Mrs. Starch vanishes during a biology field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The authorities initially suspect Duane, but they can't question him; he's been missing since the day before the field trip. Certain that something strange is going on, Duane's classmates Nick and Marta investigate the disappearances. What they discover is definitely strange-it involves endangered panthers, a sleazy oil prospector, and a rampant environmentalist named Twilly Spree.

  • ISBN: 9780375934865
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Knopf
    Page Count: 384
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.5, Points: 12
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.3, Points: 19
    Lexile: Level: 810L
    Awards & Honors: IRA Children's Choices 2010, Advanced Readers
    Genre: Fiction.
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