Carl Hiaasen, Entertainer

Carl Hiaasen’s new book is a juvenile book. Squirm might be designed for readers 8 to 12, but that doesn’t mean adults won’t appreciate the humor. Or, maybe you’ll want to pick up a new book for the child in your life. You can order Squirm and other books by Hiaasen through the Web Store.


Hiaasen says he writes to entertain. When you read the description of Squirm, you can see what he means.

Newbery Honor-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen–beloved for his modern classics like Hoot and Chomp–delivers a wildly entertaining novel involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone, and more!

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.

Carl Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what’s really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.


Better yet, thanks to Penguin Random House, you can “Meet the Author”, and hear Carl Hiaasen talk about writing.