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*Whenever anyone at Camp Talequa asked Margaret Rose Kane to participate in anything, she said, "I prefer not to." Since her parents were in Peru, the camp director had no choice but to call her uncles Alex and Morris to pick her up. Margaret was happy to spend the rest of her summer with them at their home: 19 Schuyler Place.  In the backyard stood three towers built of scrap metal, glass and porcelain. The uncles had worked on the towers for forty five years and considered them a work of art. But now some of the neighbors were protesting the towers and ordering that they be removed. Outraged, Margaret sets out to save the towers. Along the way, Margaret learns about friendship, history, and fighting City Hall.
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*Whenever anyone at Camp Talequa asks Margaret Rose Kane to participate in anything, she says, "I prefer not to." Since her parents are in Peru, the camp director has no choice but to call her uncles Alex and Morris to pick her up. Margaret is happy to spend the rest of her summer with them at their home: 19 Schuyler Place.  In the backyard stand three towers built of scrap metal, glass and porcelain. The uncles have worked on the towers for forty five years and consider them a work of art. But now some of the neighbors are protesting the towers and ordering that they be removed. Outraged, Margaret sets out to save the towers. Along the way she learns about friendship, history, and fighting City Hall.

Revision as of 19:00, 20 October 2008

[Hoot by Carl Hiaasen]

  • Roy Eberhardt is new to South Florida, and so far, he's unimpressed. He hasn't made any friends and Dana Matherson, the school bus bully, is making matters worse. Roy finally finds something to interest him when he spots a barefooted boy running away from the school bus. Intrigued, Roy follows the boy. Roy learns that the boy, known only as Mullet Fingers, is trying to stop the construction of a pancake house to protect a family of burrowing owls. An environmental protest follows, complete with alligators, sparkly poisonous snakes, Rottweilers, a cranky construction boss, the police, a girl named Beatrice Leep, and the mysterious Mullet Fingers. It turns out that Roy finds more than enough excitement in new neighborhood. Now if only he can get involved without getting into trouble!

[The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg]

  • Whenever anyone at Camp Talequa asks Margaret Rose Kane to participate in anything, she says, "I prefer not to." Since her parents are in Peru, the camp director has no choice but to call her uncles Alex and Morris to pick her up. Margaret is happy to spend the rest of her summer with them at their home: 19 Schuyler Place. In the backyard stand three towers built of scrap metal, glass and porcelain. The uncles have worked on the towers for forty five years and consider them a work of art. But now some of the neighbors are protesting the towers and ordering that they be removed. Outraged, Margaret sets out to save the towers. Along the way she learns about friendship, history, and fighting City Hall.