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Roland Smith (1) (1951–)

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Roland Smith was born in Portland, Oregon on November 30, 1951. He received a Bachelor's degree in English from Portland State University. His job working for a children's zoo began a 20-year career as a zookeeper. After working to save wildlife following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, his first visa mer non-fiction book, Sea Otter Rescue, was published in 1990. He continued to draw upon his zoo experiences for other non-fiction titles, including Journey of the Red Wolf, which won an Oregon Book Award in 1996. His first novel, Thundercave, was published in 1997. His other fiction books include The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe, Zach's Lie, Jack's Run, Cryptid Hunters, Peak, and Shatterproof. He also writes the I, Q. series and the Storm Runners series. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Roland Smith

Peak (2007) 2,219 exemplar
Elephant Run (2007) 1,134 exemplar
Zach's Lie (2001) 948 exemplar
Cryptid Hunters (2004) 850 exemplar
Independence Hall (2008) 804 exemplar
Tentacles (2009) 641 exemplar
Storm Runners (2011) 637 exemplar
Jack's Run (2005) 632 exemplar
Shatterproof (2012) 526 exemplar
Sasquatch (1998) 378 exemplar
The White House (2010) 306 exemplar
The Surge (2011) 277 exemplar
Eruption (2012) 276 exemplar
Chupacabra (2013) 249 exemplar
Jaguar (1997) 235 exemplar
Thunder Cave (1995) 223 exemplar
Beneath (2015) 211 exemplar
The Edge (2015) 183 exemplar
Mutation (2014) 180 exemplar
Sea Otter Rescue (1990) 152 exemplar
B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet (2003) — Författare — 147 exemplar
Kitty Hawk (2012) 120 exemplar
The Alamo (I, Q) (2013) 83 exemplar
The Last Lobo (1999) 73 exemplar
The Windy City (2014) 71 exemplar
Alcatraz (I, Q) (2014) 66 exemplar
Above (2016) 57 exemplar
T is for Time (2015) 19 exemplar
Descent (2020) 15 exemplar
Jungle Hunters (2010) 12 exemplar
Inside the Zoo Nursery: 2 (1993) 12 exemplar
Journey of the Red Wolf (1996) 9 exemplar
Amy's Missing (1996) 8 exemplar
I.Q Edition: First 6 exemplar
LEGWORK (2011) 6 exemplar
Wind (2011) 4 exemplar
Hijack over Weaver's Needle (2012) 1 exemplar
Őslényvadászok (2007) 1 exemplar


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BooksInMirror | 4 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
A really lovely YA book about an unusual topic, the Japanese invasion of Burma in WWII. More than that though, this book is abuot loyalty and friendships, elephants and Buddhist monks, secret passageways and spies. It's very exciting and suspenseful at times, but the beautiful writing and balance of characters makes it more than the typical boys' war novel.
nogomu | 39 andra recensioner | Oct 19, 2023 |
New step-siblings Q (short for Quest) and Angela continue to trail a ghost terrorist cell along with SOS, a team made up mostly of retired operatives from the CIA and other organizations. Angela's mother is climbing her way toward the top of the ghost cell, but the danger is getting higher all the time. Meanwhile, Boone may not be the only one with a mysterious ability, and there seems to be a mole on the SOS team or amongst their allies.

Here we have part 5 of the series-long story, the kind of series that you really need to start from the beginning. A lot more happened in this book than in the previous, which I'm glad for, because the previous wasn't as interesting as the earlier books in the series had been. I was concerned the second half of the series would end up being a let-down compared to the first half. I can't say that we get much in the way of answers in this book, but there were certainly some revelations. And the story really moved forward, with action comparable to what we see in the rest of the series.

One thing I've begun to notice in this book is that Q, as the main character, isn't the stereotype we might expect in a book like this—an action-loving kid who has taken to all of this adventure and danger. He's anxious and jumpy and will probably need some therapy in the future. It makes for a much more realistic story, even while there are some unrealistic things happening as well. I do wish the author had had the foresight to realize he might want to include some scenes from the POV of someone other than Q later in the series, though, and not started it in 1st person. I'm not a fan of changing between 1st and 3rd. Overall, though, I'm really interested to see how this series ends.
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Kristi_D | 3 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |



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