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Jaguar Paperback – January 1, 1900
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Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library. Rocky Hill, CT
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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!Read more ›
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Ordered for school assignment required reading. Received right away. BOTH of my pre-teens enjoyed the book. I even found it to be a good read.Published 3 months ago by ShellShell86
I read this with my students in 2nd-5th grade and they loved it. We were studying South America and this book talked about some of the places we read about and described them the... Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Monica Finch
Very good story - with a great ending.
Had a little violence - but wasn't too much (one of the bad guys sort of gets it). Read more
At least one awesome thing happened in each chapter. Vividly detailed settings...I felt like I was there. Animal lovers: beware, several animals die.Published on July 4, 2010 by jbeanfrost
My daughter read this book and recommended that I read it. It is well written and very exciting. I liked the characters and story line. Read morePublished on June 17, 2009 by Connie Harper
Jacob "Jake" Lansa, after spending a year with his father in Kenya, is upset when he is left behind to live at his grandfather's retirement home while Jake's father, Doc, goes off... Read morePublished on April 22, 2009 by Alexander Davidson
Jaguar is the first work we cover in my 6th Grade Humanities class. Boys and girls can find in Jake Lanza a protagonist they can easily identify with. Read morePublished on March 28, 2009 by Valarie Minnick
my daughter read this book in sixth grade and has been begging me for the book ever since she finished it.Published on March 11, 2009 by Jo Jeffrey