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Twins, Grace and Marty, along with a mysterious uncle, are dropped into the middle of the Congolese jungle ...
Twins, Grace and Marty, along with a mysterious uncle, are dropped into the middle of the Congolese jungle in search of their missing photojournalist parents.
Posted January 2, 2015
I did not read it myself. I bought it as a gift for my son. He really loved it. Told me to give it five stars. He is 11 and an avid reader. So, if you are buying got a child that likes strange creatures, this book seems to do the trick.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2014
This story reminded me quite a bit of "Jurrasic Park". I wish there would have been more focus on the monster but I enjoyed the main storyline of the kids. The characters were interesting and well developed. Lots of action with twists and turns at every corner.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 23, 2013
this book was awesome . its about two kid that started of as brothers and sisters and once their parents passed away they moved in with their uncle wolf. in a island full of animals believed to be extinct it was a mysterious journey full of adventure, roland smith sure does know how to make a reader curious enough to make them keep reading this is a awesome book you should read this to find out what actually happensWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 11, 2012
Posted January 19, 2012
Once the start the book, you into the world of two kids that don't have anything really. But once they reach there family member, things get interesting. its goes into a high paced action packed adventure that keeps you guessing on what could happen next. From dinosaurs to they yeti, be prepared to be astonished and just hope for the best for the kids. The book is great i definetly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 15, 2012
This exciting novel by Roland Smith is the type of book you just want to read over and over again! He really knows how to combine action, drama, comedy and mystery to bring together one fantastic story. Also through a variety of setting from secret islands to deep in the damp, dark jungles of the Congo in Africa. The many lively characters put the story in animation. I like how Roland Smith contrasts his two main characters, twins Marty and Grace, with Marty's comical, adventurous, devious, and somewhat Bart Simpson personality to Grace's, well, graceful, intelligent, and quite timid personality. It is almost of a foil characters-type situation. All in all, an amazing title with suspense, action, and a surprising ending that will have you wanting more!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2011
I read the the book Cryptid Hunters and I thought it was very good. The author, Roland Smith, puts a great amount of detail into his books. At the beginning of the book, the author went through most of the characters and described all of them. He even gave the characters personalities. He didn't skip parts or anything like that, he told the story very well. Some of the characters changed throughout the book and some stayed the same. For example, Grace was really afraid of the outdoors in the beginning, but as the book goes on, she really doesn't mind it.
Another thing that I really liked about the book was that the author split the book up into 3 parts. I think splitting the book up makes the book easier to follow and easier to read. After you read a part you know that is one scene. There were good and bad people in the book and that really made me want to read it even more. I recommend everybody to read this book. Overall I think the author did a great job and made the book great!
Posted January 1, 2011
This book is amazing it has adventure and excitement! It always leaves you oin a cliff hanger too. This book would be GREAT FOR KIDS like me :). Also it would be great for adults to. One character gets to learn about facing fears and thats great to learn for kids.ITS GREAT YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2010
Posted March 18, 2010
Posted February 20, 2010
My son heard about this book from the librarian at school, who was going to order it for the library. I read the synopsis and purchased it for him. I read it first, and was a little worried about him getting scared during some of the island exploring scenes and by the character Butch. He was fine and loved it! He did wonder when he was going to read about the dino on the cover art. He has read depictions of the mokele-mbembe and he pictured it as an herbivore sauropod, so the sharp toothed guy on the front was not what he had in mind for the mokele-mbembe. I burst his bubble when I told thim that the mokele-mbembe is the only dino in the story.
He is ready to move on to Tentacles!
this book is super cool! from the plot 2 the characters to thrilling aspect, this is a great book that i couldn't put down. i've always loved roland smith and here he rewards the reader for choosing this book. it's great to share and is pkenty of fun, this book is 1 every1 will loveWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2010
This is a great book for kids. It has an exciting story that
pulls in the reader right away. My son used to dislike reading,
but this book, and other books by this author, have changed his
mind. Highly recommended for kids that love action filled plots,
and reluctant readers. I enjoyed it also.
This is a good book!
It is about a girl named Grace and her brother, Marty. After their parents are M.I.A they are sent to live with their uncle, Travis Wolfe. They are there for about three days when their uncle recieves an urgent call from Congo. He can't take them so he wants to take them back to their boarding school in Switerland. He takes them on his plane and while their on the plane a chimpanzee goes missing. Then they get dropped into the jungle of Congo with no supervision. Grace and Marty get seperated and Marty tries to find her. They then go on a HUGE adventure and the second novel is out. It is called Tentacles.
Posted November 5, 2009
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I boght this book at my book fair. i read it and thought i twas great. Roland Smith is one of my favorite authors, and a cannot wait to read the sequel "Tentacles"!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2009
Posted March 1, 2009
OMG! Roland Smith has got to be my favorite author!! In Cryptid Hunters you're takin to the unknown regions of the Congo, searching for something that's deadly, hidden, snd possably dead. 13 year-old twins Grace (a quiet, shy, tiny, faintly girl)and Marty (adventerous, cook, artist, animal lover, and trouble-maker) find out their traveling parents dissapear in a freak helicopter accident and are no where to be found! Their Unlce Travis Wolfe (Wolfe) takes them to his private island, Crytos, and they discover their uncle is a wack. He belives in the Yeti, Nessie, and yes....dinosaurs! A mysterious women appears on Cryptos with news. She has found the legendary Congo dinosaur egg that Dr. Blackwood(aka EVIL) is trying to get ahold of! Can Wolfe and Laurel save it!?! Well Marty thinks he and his sister get to go along to, but instead their uncle thinks it best to send them back to their boarding school. On their privet jet back to the twin's boarding school, Marty, Grace, Bo(an ape), and PD(a teacup poodle) literally drop into the Congo. Can they survive until Wolfe comes to rescue them? Will Blackwood catch up? Will they find the egg's parents? Are Grace and Marty even siblings?
Find out in Cryptid Hunters.
I LOVE This book and agree with a lot of what the Review called " OUTSTANDING " said after I read sasquatch another one of his books I wanted more so I went to the bookstore and finally found this book I read and read until I finished And hope that he might just come up with a sequal or another outstanding book about Cryptids! (from my 10 yo daughter)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2008
This book was by far the best book I have ever read because I dont really like reading and usually cant get into a book but right from the cover I had a feeling it would be good and oh man was I wrong it by far past good. It was so interesting that i stayed up all night until i finished it and I wish or hope that there will be a sequel to it cuz i would love to hear about what happens next. The description of everything gave me such a vivid picture of what was going on there is almost no need to make a movie, but I have a feeling that if they did it would be one of the greats' compared to most. I liked the back and forth between situations, which helps a lot to know what exactly is going on which makes me love the book even more. There has never been a book that I have read that I was so anxious to find out what happened next that I had to finish it all at once. I recommend this to anyone and everyone because it is so interesting with everything thats happening and there are so many big parts to the book that also make it great!! WOOOOO!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2008