by Roland Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786813124
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 236,680
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About 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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Jaguar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 10 months ago
After Jacob's mom died, he thought that he'd become his dad's partner, so when he gets stuck in a retirement home while his dad goes to Brazil, he feels betrayed. His dad invites him to Brazil for vacation, and he only feels more left out. Things are much more complicated, however, because his father's potential jaguar preserve is compromised with accidents. Jacob and his father aren't sure they can trust Silver, who they've had to hire, but there's a lot to do. This is a book filled with adventure and mystery.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was outstanding really awsome it was a suspence book for sure it was shockin near the end and in the beging i read advance book like collage chapter boooks and im like in 6th grade 13all most 14
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was Jaguar and the author was Roland Smith.A person named Jake Lansa mad at his father beacuse he told him to take care of a retiement home with his grandfhather.His father a wildlife biologist is called to a field project in Brazil.Jake gose to Brazil to join his father.After a mysturious accident kills the expittion leader.The group cantact with a indian who helps the take a family of jaguars to the remote reigion where a refuge is supposde to be established. But the place can`t protect the animmals from human greed danger lurk in the jungle. Jake gets attacked before the jorney.At the end Jake is a hero. The main conflict iterasted me becuase Jake gets attacked before the adventure even begins and he goes to Brazil and gets lost. The authorwas first person becuase inthe story he included I or I was. The author knows words that are hard to pronounce.The author put all 5 parts of plot. This book was fantastist I give it a 6 out of 6 becuase it sometimes makes you feel like you were rithg in the book. I think that the book to include more action to make it really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The summary of the book I read called Jaguar is basically: A kid named Jake gets left at a retirement home because his dad went to Manaus for a Jaguar preserve. Then he gets a fax to come to Manaus. When he gets their there is a guy that wants Jake to follow him. They got to the ware house and waited for his dad to get their. Jake and his dad had a fight Jake was furious. The boat to go upriver blew up. Jake finds out a guy with a scar is following the boat. The rest is for you to find out. I liked this book because they go through an adventure using teamwork to get through everything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Jake's father had a field project to go to in Manaus for a jaguar preserve, Jake is to be with his grandfather Taw and stay there for a month (as his father says it will only be that long). But plans change and his father has been down there for a while now, and he finally invites Jake up the Manaus for his Spring Vacation. But before Jake can even help with his father's big project, he gets badly injured from a jagaur! Read the adventure that goes so far down deep, it is hard to stop turning the pages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was very exiting from the very beginning!!!! Jake is 14 year old kid that lived with his father. then the father had to go to kenya to do a preservation for the jaguars!!! I will defenetly recommend this book to enyone!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy that has to go to Brazil for his fathers work.will they survive the dangerous amazon?
Guest More than 1 year ago
When 14 year old Jake flies to Brazil to help his father set up a preserve for jaguars, he encounters many dangerous obsticles. It is action-packed and you won't be able to put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jaguar is a book about a boy and his father.His father has to set up a Jaguar preserve. Jacob has to leave 'The Home' and go down to the preserve with his dad.Jacob's dad succesfully saves 4 Jaguars and gets the money.Jacob goes back to live with Taw at 'The Home'. This book teaches you that it pays off to be kind to animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
im a student reading this book for my EOG prep. it is an ok book so far. we have only read to chapter 6, we just started it the other day. i heard that a boat that he is on is blown up even before the adventure begins! it sounds like one of those books that are slow to begin with and then spead up as it continues!! thanks so much for this book!! i hope the class enjoys it and so do ther people that read it!!