Tentacles (Cryptid Hunters Book 2) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $4.24 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Tentacles has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for *FREE* Super Saver Shipping! Excellent customer service, qualifies for Amazon A to Z satisfaction. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tentacles Hardcover – September 1, 2009


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.75
$9.33 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$46.00

Best Children's Books of 2014
The Best Books of the Year for Kids
See all of our editors' picks for the Best Children's Books of 2014 for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens.


Frequently Bought Together

Tentacles + Chupacabra (Cryptid Hunters) + Cryptid Hunters
Price for all three: $33.78

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Free one month trial
Get unlimited access to thousands of kid-safe books, apps and videos, for one low price, with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Get started for free. Learn more

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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #765,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

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

NYT Bestselling author Roland Smith is a former Zoo Curator and Research Biologist. He has published more than twenty novels for young adults. He and his wife, Marie, who is also an author, live on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.

Customer Reviews

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.
Designs by Chris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 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"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
******There will be spoilers. Not of this book, but of the previous book in this series******

And we are off again on another adventure, this time a grand sea adventure in "Tentacles" by Roland Smith, of cryptid hunters Travis Wolfe, expedition leader and founder of eWolfe which is the organization behind protecting all cryptids everywhere. Also along for the ride is series regulars the thirteen year old Marty O'Hara and his cousin, and Travis' long lost daughter, Grace Wolfe, and they will be sailing out on the "Coelacanth" to the South Pacific's Kaikoura Canyon to look for, and hopefully discover, the kraken, or giant squid. Joining them will be Luther, Marty's old school chum, and the mysterious Theo Sonborn.

Meanwhile, their arch enemies, the hypocritical Noah Blackwood, who's just had his pet tiger Natasha stuffed and mounted, and his right-hand thug Butch McCall. They are intent on kidnapping Grace, who is Noah's long lost granddaughter, to capture the dinosaur eggs from "Cryptid Hunters", to steal the kraken if Travis were to discover it, and to kill everybody on board the Coelacanth, except for Grace, whom he wants back.

About halfway through the novel, Travis' expedition is joined by Laural Lee, who is now Travis' gal pal after the escapades of "Cryptid Hunters". Also joining them is reporter Ana Mika, and somewhere on board is a couple of traitors, and Butch McCall, who is masquerading as a scientist. He is out to sabotage the expedition and get Grace delivered to Blackwood.

Like the last novel there is some cutting edge technology that is introduced to the mix. There is the dragonspy, a small, remote controlled robot camera that Marty is playing with, and who is using it to see what is going on throughout the ship.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?