New in town, Roy thinks Florida is not nearly as interesting as Montana where he last lived. That is until he sees a boy running barefoot very fast away from the school. Roy senses a mystery and before long is caught up with trying to avoid the clutches of the school bully, finding an ally in the strong, athletic and older Beatrice, just managing to stay on the right side of the law, a nest of poisonous snakes and helping the elusive Mullet Fingers. All while trying to save some burrowing owls by stopping a pancake parlour being built on their colony. A funny story that will keep you entertained.
Recommended age: 11+