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Jaguar Paperback – January 1, 1900

4.6 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in the Jacob Lansa Series

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5-8-Lots of adventure and a little ecology will draw thrill loving youngsters to Jaguar by Roland Smith (Hyperion, 1997). Fourteen-year-old Jacob Lansa and his field biologist father, known as Doc, are trying to learn about each other after many years of separation. The death of Jake's mother has brought them together, but there are lingering tensions. When Doc heads to Brazil to help a friend establish a jaguar preserve, the self-reliant high schooler ends up living in a retirement home with his loving but confused grandfather. The action heats up when Jake goes to Brazil for a vacation and an accident imperils the future of the expedition. Meeting his father's girlfriend, learning to fly an ultralight plane, and dangerous encounters with wildlife, thieves and the impenetrable jungle provide Jake with plenty of challenges. Fortunately his good judgement, ingenuity, and courage help bring Jaguar to a satisfying conclusion. Johnny Heller's fine narration and the cover photo of an approaching jaguar heighten the appeal of this eco-adventure. Case and cassettes are durable with good information. This sequel to Thunder Cave (Hyperion 1995) offers an exciting vehicle for encouraging deeper study of the complex concerns about the world's rain forests.
Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library. Rocky Hill, CT
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 5^-8. In this sequel to Thunder Cave (1995), 14-year-old Jacob Lansa's restless zoologist father takes off for Brazil to set up a jaguar preserve, leaving Jacob behind in upstate New York, boarding with his grandfather in a retirement home. Jake understands his father's devotion to his work but feels abandoned, especially after he visits South America and meets the beautiful botanist Flanna Brenna, who has captured his father's attentions. Before Jake has a chance to write off both his father and Brazil, he gets caught up in the intrigue surrounding the preserve and finds himself deep in the Amazon, battling the elements, tropical wildlife, and some mysterious fortune hunters. While Smith's ecological message--the jungle must be preserved undisturbed--comes through loud and clear, the book's strength lies in strong characterization (particularly the relationship between father and son), vivid local color, and high adventure. At the book's end, Jake sets off for the U.S., prepared to take his aging grandfather on one last trip to his native Arizona, perhaps setting the stage for future adventures. Kay Weisman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 7 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 690L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786813121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786813124
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on March 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
Jaguar is a very exciting book that will keep you turning pages. It is about a young boy named Jake Lansa. It is a series from the first book, Thunder Cave. Jake's gransfather is a Hopi Indian and his father is a field biologist, Robert, who is called Doc. Doc is helping his best friend, Bill to make a Jaguar reservation. But when the boat mysteriously explodes, it kills Bill and injures Buzz, the pilot for the Jaguar tracking device. Doc decides to create the dream of his best friend with his son and his girlfriend, Flanna (Jake's mother died), along with a strange person named Silver who has a boat ready for them. They reach the reservation spot, and with the help of Raul, an Indian, they track a jaguar mother and her 2 kids. Doc falls ill and a terrorist who knows Silver takes over. It seems that their reservation spot is near a gold mine, and a few like Silver and the captor want to get rich. Flanna killed him and they were safe. If you want the whole story, you should read this great book! You can also read The Last Lobo, which continues from Jaguar.
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This is a great book to use for the classroom. I plan to use it in my 6th grade Language Arts class. This book has it all - great characters, superb plot, survival/adventure aspects, and internal and external conflicts. I look forward to reading more of Roland Smith's books.
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By A Customer on November 7, 2003
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ok i know you've read the other reviews so ill make this quick. I absolutly HATE to read. but when I was required to read a book I randomly chose this one from the school library. so i decided to read it and I couldnt put it down! unlike alot of other books this one starts off with the hook sinker, then keeps your attention. I rated this book 100 out of 100.
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Jaguar: By Roland Smith

Roland Smith's "Jaguar" is an adventurous novel about a boy and his relationship with his father while they work on a jaguar preserve in South America. Jake Lansa is a typical teenager, but when his mother dies he has to go searching for his father in Kenya, by himself. He finds him. His name is Dr. Robert Lansa, but there is a problem. The problem is that he and his father are not very close, and Jake has never called him "Dad", he has always called him "Doc".

Skipping ahead a few years, Jake joins his father in Manus, somewhere in South America, where they are working on a jaguar preserve. The suspense builds when a boat blows up killing a crucial member of the preserve team. Now Jake and his father have to decide if they want to keep going with the plans to maintain the preserve or call it quits and go back home. When a suspicious looking boat captain offers to take them up river so they can reach the preserve, they have no choice but to say yes. That decision sets up an unfortunate chain of events for Jake, his dad, and the rest of the team.

Life at the preserve gets more suspenseful when Doc and Raul go searching for animals to collar. After being gone for so long, Doc returns terribly ill and can't even walk. Raul is captured by some local Indian tribe who is holding him hostage. Also in this wild adventure, Silver disappears from camp in search of an ancient landmark but trouble comes his way when the rest of the team needs to get back home and they don't have a captain to drive the ship. Jake goes looking for them and is able to find Silver and free Raul and is still able to get back home safely.

Jaguar is a non-stop, action packed novel that is hard to put down after the first sentence!
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A Kid's Review on March 8, 2004
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I had to read this book for my English class, but once i started, i couldn't stop and put it down. a week before we finished i read to the end of the book. i give this book really high recomendation to anyone. if u like it tell yur friends!
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A Kid's Review on November 15, 2005
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Jaguar is about Jacob Lansa going to Brazil with his father. His father plans to set up a jaguar perserve with another woman named Flanna. Jacob's big worry was that his father wouldn't let him stay with him and he would have to go back to Poughkeepsie. Then he forgot all about it when bigger problems occured. Before they even begin their journey upriver their boat exploded and on top of that Jacob got attacked by a man. Things get going and they get up river to find that more problems occur. Jacob finds out that their new boat driver, Silver, is looking for the lost mines of Muribeca and leaves their camp site. Jacob's father then goes out on and expedition in the woods for a couple of days to get more jaguars collared for the perserve. One day he came stumbling back to camp very sick and weak and they were going to leave if only they could find Silver to take them. Jacob walked out of the tent one afternoon and found 2 men. They had sabatoughed Silver's boat and they were also looking for the lost mines. They tied Jacob and Flanna and left Jacob's father in the tent, then they went lookinbg for Sliver. The rest of the book you will just have to read to find out what happens to everybody and if they found the lost mines.
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A Kid's Review on April 25, 2007
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Jake is a very curios and adventurous kid and he has just come back from an adventure in Kenya when his father goes down to brazil. During his trip to Brazil Doc finds some things he wants to say to Jake about the preserve for Jaguars and other things, so Doc sends for Jake. When Jake arrives in Brazil he goes on a wild ride. From experiencing a death to learning how to ride a go-cart with wings? to tracking jaguars in the rainforest. On his adventure he meets an amazing indian man who can hunt and adapt to any enviroment. He also meets a man who might take all hope away plus his father and friends. This book knows how to keep you hooked. When you read it your like: Is he bad? or, will the preserve open. Theres just so many questions that only get answered if you read the book!!!! Read this book to find out how the journey ends.
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