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The Missing Manatee

(2005)
A novel by

 
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.

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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Missing Manatee
Author(s): Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 1-4395-1092-X / 978-1-4395-1092-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-07-10
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: Missing Manatee
Author(s): Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 1-4178-2407-7 / 978-1-4178-2407-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - The Missing Manatee
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-7862-8178-2 / 978-0-7862-8178-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Missing Manatee
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-374-31257-5 / 978-0-374-31257-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Missing Manatee: A Mystery About Fishing and Family
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-374-40020-2 / 978-0-374-40020-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Missing Manatee
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-439-02130-8 / 978-0-439-02130-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Manatee: A Mystery About Fishing and Family
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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