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The missing manatee, Cynthia DeFelice

Label
The missing manatee
Title
The missing manatee
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia DeFelice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While coping with his parents' separation, eleven-year-old Skeet spends most of Spring Break in his skiff on a Florida river, where he finds a manatee shot to death and begins looking for the killer. A tribute to Florida, fishing, and family All Skeet Waters wants is to catch a big, beautiful tarpon on his fly rod - and to keep everything else in his life in Florida the way it's always been. But on his spring break from school, Skeet overhears his mother telling his father to move out permanently. Then, while riding in his boat to escape his parents' troubles, he discovers a manatee that's been shot in the head. Skeet puts aside his search for the manatee and its killer when Dirty Dan the Tarpon Man offers to take him out to catch his first tarpon on a fly. Because of Dan, Skeet begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the manatee's apparent murder and his parents' dissolving marriage. Skeet discovers that life is a lot like tarpon fishing, in which you can't look just at the surface of the water - you have to look through it, at what lies beneath. Annotation. A tribute to Florida, fishing, and family All Skeet Waters wants is to catch a big, beautiful tarpon on his fly rod - and to keep everything else in his life in Florida the way it's always been. But on his spring break from school, Skeet overhears his mother telling his father to move out permanently. Then, while riding in his boat to escape his parents' troubles, he discovers a manatee that's been shot in the head. Skeet puts aside his search for the manatee and its killer when Dirty Dan the Tarpon Man offers to take him out to catch his first tarpon on a fly. Because of Dan, Skeet begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the manatee's apparent murder and his parents' dissolving marriage. Skeet discovers that life is a lot like tarpon fishing, in which you can't look just at the surface of the water - you have to look through it, at what lies beneath
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 5-8
LC call number
PZ7.D3597
LC item number
Mi 2005
Literary form
novels
Reading level
4.9
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The missing manatee, Cynthia DeFelice
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm55744284
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9780374312572
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004050633
Other control number
9780374312572
System control number
(Sirsi) o55744284
Label
The missing manatee, Cynthia DeFelice
Publication
Control code
ocm55744284
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9780374312572
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004050633
Other control number
9780374312572
System control number
(Sirsi) o55744284

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