Sasquatch

Sasquatch

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by Roland Smith, Dan Brown (6)
     
 

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Adventure lovers won't be able to put down this riveting story of a teenager who must save the "Bigfoot" from ruthless hunters.

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Adventure lovers won't be able to put down this riveting story of a teenager who must save the "Bigfoot" from ruthless hunters.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Christopher Moning
Reading this novel felt like spending six days packing for a three-day vacation. While plowing through the preliminaries, I kept wondering, when is it going to get here? It is Sasquatch, more commonly known as Bigfoot, the mythical ape/human creature that enlivens legends of many cultures. The author has placed his Sasquatch on a raging Mt. Saint Helens volcano in the Pacific Northwest. Dylan finds himself secretly following his crazy father on a Sasquatch-hunting expedition. The good guys want to save the creature; the bad guys want to kill it. After 160 pages of preparation and formulaic plot contrivances (are we there yet?), Bigfoot finally makes an uninspiring appearance. Fans of creature features might sustain an interest that long. Most readers will not.
VOYA - Susan Allen
Yeti, Alma, Agogwe, Tok, Kung-Lu, and Kakundakari are some of the names given to Bigfoot-like creatures in countries around the world. Dylan, a young teenage boy, finds this information on the Web as he tries to understand his father's preoccupation with the creatures. Dylan's mother has just left for an archeological dig in Egypt, and he is left with his father, a man whom many consider a bit weird. Dylan's father has been helped by a Sasquatch on a recent camping trip and he is determined to keep the large creatures only a myth. Dylan and his father soon become embroiled in an effort to "harvest" a Bigfoot from the slopes of a very threatening Mt. Saint Helens. While trying to foil the plan to kill one of these creatures, the pair meet a retired government field biologist who is being watched by someone, but who and why is a mystery. Dylan's father leaves unexpectedly with a group of "harvesters," and Dylan convinces his new biologist friend to accompany him to Mt. Saint Helen's to find his dad. The prose is well written, the characters well defined, and the story gripping. Information about the, to date, mythical creatures is researched in depth in this tale that will enthrall readers whether they are mystery, adventure, or Bigfoot lovers. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Broad general YA appeal, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8 and Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9).
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8When Dylan accompanies his father to a meeting of the Bigfoot International society, he's sure that it's just another of Dad's odd hobbies. Soon after, his father joins the society's sinister leader in an expedition to hunt down a Sasquatch specimen, and Dylan decides to go along. He hooks up with an old hermit who seems to be familiar with the area and the legend. When it appears that someone is following the old man, Dylan begins to suspect that his companion may be hiding a mysterious past. In addition, evidence that the Sasquatch may be more than a legend begins to accumulate and Dylan realizes he must prevent the society from killing them. With an exciting climax set amid a Mount Saint-Helens eruption, this fast-moving, suspenseful story provides lots of action and appeal.Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786813346
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
271,948
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 5.14(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Roland Smith is the author of Zach's Lie, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; Cryptid Hunters; Thunder Cave; Jaguar; The Last Lobo; and Sasquatch. He lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with his wife Marie, who also writes children's books.

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Sasquatch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! You will love it if you like LOTS of adventure!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One 12 year old kid and his Dad camping. Seems nice right? Wrong! It would be nice except Dylan and his dad are hunting the legendary Sasquatch. There are cliffhangers in every chapter. It will leave you puzzled and wanting more. Roland Smith has really done a great job this time. People who like adventure and mystery should really read this. If you think the Sasquatch is real or isn't real don't let that stop you from reading this book! Buy it today! I loved it, you'll love it!
Flarg More than 1 year ago
I loved Sasquatch and hope that Roland Smith writes more amazing books. It was thrilling and suspenseful. This is why I love Roland Smith
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!!!! The vivid detail of the lava lake was chilling. This book is a must read. Roland Smith is a great author. He makes any sceptic believe sasquatch exists.
bookluver303 More than 1 year ago
My 5th grade teacher read this book outloud to us after reading two other fabulous books by Roland Smith. My favorite time of the school day was reading because of this book. Too bad there isn't a sequel. It's about a boy named Dylan who's father sees a bigfoot or as he likes to call it by the native american name, sasquach. at first, dylan thinks he's crazy and completely out of his mind. then, he meets buck lee johnson. if u think dylan's dad is crazy, buck was even more crazier. buck claims he's met a sasquach and knows how to communicate with it. could it be true? is dylan's dad hallucinating or is he really speaking the truth? pick up sasquach and read!!!!!! my rating is 10 to the hundredth power out of 10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book thrilling. As soon I open it I don't want to close it. It has so much voice. I feel as though I am there. The characters are wonderful as well. I would read this over and over again. Simply AWESOME!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Sasquatch begins with Dylans mom leaving for Egypt, and then explains that his dad is a little odd. He tinkers with idea's that normally get out of hand. But then after Dylans mom leaves his dad starts doing research on sasquatch or bigfoot after apparently seeing him/her on the mountain he was hunting on. Eventually Dylans father joins the B.F.I big foot international. Dylan and his father meet Buck a renter of one his fathers houses. Buck, Dylan and Dylans father tried to safe the mystery cryptid, of course Dylan still wasn't sure he belived in sasquatch. But then he see's...and from there attempt doesn't fail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
dangerous but fine for all kids
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sasquatch by Louis Sachar is a thrilling adventure story about a boy named Dylan and his father who are trying to find out if Sasquatch really lives. The book begins in a city by the name of Portland. Dylan and his father start to set out to look for Sasquatch. Finally, he sees that Sasquatch is real and that he is not as mean as he is said to be. In conclusion, Dylan finds out that listening to his father is not always wrong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, although I, too, wondered if it would ever end. am not much of an adventure reader, but this book kept me on my toes. I read in a class I took and we did much research about the sasquatch. We found that this book told many true details about the sasquatch and does teach some about sasquatches. I just want to say, great job Roland Smith, you are a truly fantastic author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I¿m reading is Sasquatch written by Ronald Smith. I think this book deserves three stars because I thought it is ok, not great. This book is about a kid who wants to spend more time with his dad, but his dad is very strange, so he thinks he can catch the sasquatch. He joins the SASQUATCH HUNTING TEAM and keeps trying to find and catch the sasquatch. A problem in the story is Dylan tries to spend time with his dad but his dad wants to catch the sasquatch. Throughout the whole book he trying to find it. Dylan, who isn¿t trying to find the sasquatch, finds the it. He shows his dad what he finds and his dad is very proud. Dylan and his dad let it go. I¿d recommend this book to a friend because it is suspenseful. Other books by this author are also very suspenseful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Dylan's father starts acting 'normal' Dylan finds out that his dad is on a Sasquatch case. When he befriends Buckley Johnson, the three of them set out to save the sasquatch on Mt. Saint Helens. Will they save the sasquatch from Dr. Flagg, who is out to kill the sasquatch? Read this oustanding novel and find out for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sasquatch by Louis Sachar is a thrilling adventure story about a boy named Dylan and his father who are trying to find out if Sasquatch really lives. The book begins in a city by the name of Portland. Dylan and his father start to set out to look for Sasquatch. Finally, he sees that Sasquatch is real and that he is not as mean as he is said to be. In conclusion, Dylan finds out that listening to his father is not always wrong. Robert H.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Dylan discovers his dad has seen a sasquatch he decides to help his dad save it. During his expedition he meets a detective, a tracker, and a hermit with a suspiciously injured hip. When he befriends the hermit he discovers a big secret behind what his friend has been doing. I think the author did a good job at including a lot of detail in the book. His descriptions are easy for anyone to imagine and I recommend this book for readers between the ages of 9 to 14. Ryan Q.