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  • Roland Smith

    Ever since his mother died and his father went to Brazil for a scientific expedition, 14-year-old Jacob Lansa has been staying with his grandfather in Poughkeepsie. He longs to join his father and help him set up a jaguar preserve in the rain forest, but he can't miss school. When his father invites him down over spring break, he jumps at the chance. It seems Jake's vacation is over just as soon as it begins. But when an equipment explosion suddenly leaves the scientific team short-handed, he stays on as a replacement. Soon he finds himself in a life-and-death struggle against lawless opportunists and the perils of nature as he travels deep into uncharted territory. Award-winning author and...read more

  • Roland Smith

    Roland Smith's novels for young adults have received wide acclaim from publications such as Library Journal and Booklist for their intense realism. Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion-he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount...read more

  • Roland Smith

    When Jake follows his grandfather Taw to the Hopi reservation where Taw was born, he finds trouble. The Hopi are upset about a Mexican wolf. Since there are no wolves in Arizona, some believe it's a ghost. Others want to kill it because it's hunting their livestock. Jake is sure of one thing: he must help his grandfather save the lobo. It could be the last of its kind. Ruthless hunters would do anything to collect the reward, including killing anyone who gets in their way. But Jake is willing to do whatever it takes to save this endangered creature from its most lethal enemy. Award-winning author and research biologist Roland Smith brings his 20 years of wildlife study to this action-packed...read more

  • Roland Smith

    Thirteen yearold Chase and his dad are "storm runners", traveling across the country chasing hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. When disaster strikes, Chase's dad is always ready to lend a hand. . . Or so it seems. In the aftermath of the hurricane of the century, chase realizes his "disaster hunter" dad isn't the hero he makes himself out to be. It's up to Chase to do the right thing and rescue the father he once...read more

  • Roland Smith

    Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm, the winter home of the Rossi Brothers Circus, but the flood waters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The lions have escaped their cages and an unpredictable jaguar is on the loose. Have chase and his friends lived through a terrifying night only to face a new...read more

  • Roland Smith

    The adventures aren't over yet for Chase Masters and his dad. In this third installment, Chase heads south of the border with his friend Nicole Rossi to track down the Rossi Brothers Circus lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes and all after a massive earthquake hits Mexico. With a volcano threatening to erupt as a result of the disaster, Chase has never faced such a serious threat to his...read more

  • Roland Smith

    After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison . . . or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it's too late. Vesper One has developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren't going to wait to see who's...read more

  • Roland Smith

    Jacob Lansa is an ordinary New York kid-riding his bike, fixing himself snacks after school, and anxiously awaiting letters from his father in Kenya. Then, suddenly, his mother is killed in a terrible accident. Pushed aside by his stepfather, Jacob makes an impulsive decision to set out on his own to find his father. In Africa, with minimal supplies and only his trusty mountain bike for transportation, Jacob faces wild lions, terrible grassland fires, and vicious elephant poachers. His search for his father seems hopeless until he meets Supeet, a Masai on a quest to end the drought that is devastating his country. Working together, the two struggle to find Jacob's father, end the drought,...read more

  • Roland Smith

    Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old riverman, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesn't imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory-beyond chasing down rats. But when he meets Captain Meriwether Lewis, Seaman finds himself on a path that will make history. Lewis is just setting off on his landmark search for the Northwest Passage, and he takes Seaman along. Sharing the curiosity and strength of spirit of his new master, Seaman proves himself a valuable companion at every turn. Part history, part science-and adventure through and through-The Captain's Dog is the carefully researched, thrilling tale of America's greatest journey of discovery, as seen through the...read more