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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545166888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545166881
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5–8—Since the disappearance of Marty's parents, he and his cousin Grace have lived with her father, the renowned cryptozoologist Travis Wolfe. This sequel to Cryptid Hunters (Hyperion, 2005) begins with Wolfe mounting an expedition in search of a mythological giant squid. Marty, his friend Luther, and Grace join the crew aboard the Coelacanth, a refitted freighter. Unknown to Wolfe, however, his archenemy Noah Blackwood is in hot pursuit, determined to steal the gigantic creature and destroy Wolfe and his reputation. Add hatching dinosaur eggs, a manic chimpanzee, cool gadgets, a nifty undersea nuclear submarine, ruthless villains, murder, and sabotage to the mix and you've got a high-octane page-turner that will reel readers in and keep them riveted. Several unanswered questions suggest another sequel may be in the works, which will make Smith's fans very happy.—Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK
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Praise for Tentacles

"A high-octane page-turner that will reel readers in and keep them riveted." — School Library Journal

"Smith's fast-paced story will capture the imagination of any action-loving reader." — BookPage --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.


More About the Author

Roland Smith is a former zookeeper and leading expert on red wolves as well as an author. He lives on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.

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Looking forward to finishing this one and reading Chupacabra.
jon howard
Roland Smith does define two words and gives a long list of characters at the start of the book... This book is the sequel to Cryptid Hunters.
Darilee Bednar
Like all of Roland Smith's books, the intense adventure sucks you in and you want to read more.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Librarian on September 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Tentacles, the sequel to Cryptid Hunters, is the book I always wished I had to read as a child. Adventure, suspense, good verses evil, sibling rivalry, lots of fun James Bond- like gadgets and cryptids, (animals that are thought to exist, but have not yet been proven to exist) all jam packed into a fast paced thriller. Mr. Smith continues to spark young audiences with an exciting race against the evil Noah Blackwood to catch a giant squid in the waters of New Zealand, hatch eggs found in the jungles of the Amazon believed to belong to the mysterious cryptid, Mokele-mbembe and protect Grace (one of the main characters) from her grandfather, Noah Blackwood collecting her too. True to his style, his characters, Marty, Grace, Luther and Wolfe continue to show an acute awareness of right and wrong, moral decision making and love of their family. Tentacles appeals to 9-15 year olds, but really captures a very tough audience, boys of that age group along with adults who still appreciate a good adventure novel. Adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy the ride.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bibliobabe on September 11, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Fans of Roland Smith's action adventure stories will cheer for this page-turner. The dramatic sequel to Cryptid Hunters will please even the most reluctant reader. Smith's format of short, cliff-hanger chapters keeps the reader engaged and beggin for more. Surprise characters from other novels will thrill avid Smith fans, as well. Readers may want to re-visit Cryptid Hunters if it has been awhile since your last reading for character refreshment, but it's certainly not necessary. It's another hit for Smith!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on December 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
TENTACLES is the sequel to Roland Smith's CRYPTID HUNTERS. He continues the excitement begun in the Congo as Marty and Grace join Dr. Travis Wolfe in a new adventure to find a giant squid in the waters off New Zealand.

After Marty found out Grace was actually his cousin and not the twin sister he thought she was, their new life took them to the island of Cryptos to live with Grace's father, Travis Wolfe. This new adventure begins as their boarding school friend, Luther, arrives on the island.

The action starts off with a frantic chase to catch a chimpanzee named Bo as he terrorizes the island on a four-wheeler. Using Luther's wild and crazy flaming red hair as bait, they are able to not only catch the chimp, but also get him aboard the newly renovated ship called the Coelacanth bound for New Zealand to capture a giant squid.

At the same time that Travis Wolfe and his crew are preparing for their journey, the famous and evil Noah Blackwood is preparing his ships to intercept the Coelacanth in an effort to kidnap Grace, his granddaughter, and steal two priceless dinosaur eggs or whatever may have already hatched from those valuable eggs.

TENTACLES is filled with fast-paced action, high-tech gadgets, disguises, and double agents. Teens looking for adventure and intrigue are sure to like this one. There is excellent back-story information provided, so even those who haven't yet read CRYPTID HUNTERS can enjoy the story.

Readers who are already fans of the first book will also be pleased to discover that TENTACLES will probably not be the last adventure for Marty and Grace.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brenda G. Jones on June 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Tentacles is the sequel to the book "Cryptid Hunters". I am a 4th grade teacher who read both books this year aloud to my 4th grade students. Tentacles was action packed, full of suspense, and full of new inventions and ideas never known to man. My students really enjoyed this book. A student that never read much was stimulated by this mystery. Every day he would ask me if I was going to read another chapter. He was eager to share his thoughts during this read aloud time block. Being a shy boy, he usually never talks to me or anyone in the class. This book opened up his mind and his desire to share ideas with the class.

I recommend this book for the reluctant reader. It is full of surprises and has elements of love, honesty, and duty while the characters battle the forces of evil. It teaches about how to overcome fears and how to have confidence in yourself. Each chapter is action packed and full of adventure.

Brenda Jones (Author of "Standing Up"[[ASIN:1608136248 Standing Up]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By videogal on October 9, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my daughter after she read the first book, Cryptid Hunters. She liked this series so much, she insisted on reading the first one to me. I really enjoyed them both as well. Good reads.
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By ana on June 23, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
i really thought this is tentacle porn when i began to read it. sadly is about 2 kids trying to rape the tentacle monster. not bad though
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By Amazon Customer on May 20, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The worst type of ending, what happened, it was like a serial ---more later yet there is not a book 2
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By Joanna on May 10, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Item was shipped and was even early. Condition of book was great and I can't wait to read this with my son.
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