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Roland Smith (1) (1951–)

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Roland Smith

Peak (2007) 2,229 exemplares
Elephant Run (2007) 1,139 exemplares
Zach's Lie (2001) 951 exemplares
Cryptid Hunters (2004) 865 exemplares
Independence Hall (2008) 812 exemplares
Tentacles (2009) 651 exemplares
Storm Runners (2011) 646 exemplares
Jack's Run (2005) 636 exemplares
Shatterproof (2012) 534 exemplares
Sasquatch (1998) 383 exemplares
The White House (2010) 310 exemplares
Eruption (2012) 285 exemplares
The Surge (2011) 281 exemplares
Chupacabra (2013) 256 exemplares
Jaguar (1997) 239 exemplares
Thunder Cave (1995) 231 exemplares
Beneath (2015) 214 exemplares
The Edge (2015) 187 exemplares
Mutation (2014) 183 exemplares
Sea Otter Rescue (1990) 153 exemplares
B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet (2003) — Autor — 148 exemplares
Kitty Hawk (2012) 120 exemplares
Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet (2005) 109 exemplares
The Alamo (I, Q) (2013) 84 exemplares
The Last Lobo (1999) 73 exemplares
The Windy City (2014) 71 exemplares
Alcatraz (I, Q) (2014) 66 exemplares
Above (2016) 57 exemplares
T is for Time (2015) 19 exemplares
In the Forest with the Elephants (1998) 19 exemplares
Descent (2020) 16 exemplares
Jungle Hunters (2010) 12 exemplares
Inside the Zoo Nursery: 2 (1993) 12 exemplares
Journey of the Red Wolf (1996) 9 exemplares
I.Q Edition: First 8 exemplares
Amy's Missing (1996) 8 exemplares
LEGWORK (2011) 6 exemplares
Wind (2011) 4 exemplares
Cats In The Zoo (The New Zoo) (1994) 3 exemplares
Snakes In The Zoo (The New Zoo) (1992) 2 exemplares
Hijack over Weaver's Needle (2012) 1 exemplar
Őslényvadászok (2007) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Smith, Roland
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Portland, Oregon, USA
Locais de residência
Portland, Oregon, USA
Portland State University (BA)
Oregon Zoo
Point Defiance Zoo
Prémios e menções honrosas
Oregon Book Award (1996)
National Outdoor Book Award (2007)



BooksInMirror | 4 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Sep 22, 2023 |



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