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Roland Smith (1) (1951–)

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50 obres 12,762 Membres 388 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Roland Smith

Peak (2007) 2,217 exemplars
Elephant Run (2007) 1,134 exemplars
Zach's Lie (2001) 948 exemplars
Cryptid Hunters (2004) 850 exemplars
Independence Hall (2008) 804 exemplars
Tentacles (2009) 641 exemplars
Storm Runners (2011) 636 exemplars
Jack's Run (2005) 631 exemplars
Shatterproof (2012) 525 exemplars
Sasquatch (1998) 378 exemplars
The White House (2010) 306 exemplars
The Surge (2011) 277 exemplars
Eruption (2012) 276 exemplars
Chupacabra (2013) 249 exemplars
Jaguar (1997) 235 exemplars
Thunder Cave (1995) 223 exemplars
Beneath (2015) 211 exemplars
The Edge (2015) 183 exemplars
Mutation (2014) 179 exemplars
Sea Otter Rescue (1990) 151 exemplars
B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet (2003) — Autor — 147 exemplars
Kitty Hawk (2012) 120 exemplars
The Alamo (I, Q) (2013) 83 exemplars
The Last Lobo (1999) 73 exemplars
The Windy City (2014) 71 exemplars
Alcatraz (I, Q) (2014) 66 exemplars
Above (2016) 57 exemplars
T is for Time (2015) 19 exemplars
Descent (2020) 15 exemplars
Jungle Hunters (2010) 12 exemplars
Inside the Zoo Nursery: 2 (1993) 12 exemplars
Journey of the Red Wolf (1996) 9 exemplars
Amy's Missing (1996) 8 exemplars
I.Q Edition: First 6 exemplars
LEGWORK (2011) 6 exemplars
Wind (2011) 4 exemplars
Cats In The Zoo (The New Zoo) (1994) 2 exemplars
Hijack over Weaver's Needle (2012) 1 exemplars
Őslényvadászok (2007) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Smith, Roland
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Portland, Oregon, USA
Llocs de residència
Portland, Oregon, USA
Portland State University (BA)
Oregon Zoo
Point Defiance Zoo
Premis i honors
Oregon Book Award (1996)
National Outdoor Book Award (2007)



BooksInMirror | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |



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