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Sasquatch Paperback – January 1, 1900
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About the Author
Roland Smith is the author of Zach's Lie, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; Cryptid Hunters; Thunder Cave; Jaguar; The Last Lobo; and Sasquatch. He lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with his wife Marie, who also writes children's books.
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Now that we have few copies, it's still one of our most requested books.
Roland Smith has done an excellent job of weaving together three famous Washington State legends, the state where we live, into one extremely exciting adventure, that keeps building up to the very end. Two of those legends are--obviously--the Sasquatch and Mount Saint Helens, but you'll have to read the book to discover the third. To tell you now would spoil 1/3 of your fun in reading this thrilling book.
Whether you consider this title realistic fiction or fantasy will depend entirely on your view of the Sasquatch (or Bigfoot). I prefer to see it as a fantasy, but that doesn't take away from the excitement of this book. This is a "guys" book, that girls will also enjoy reading.
The book Sasquatch, by Roland Smith, is about a group of men that join together to go hunting for a large hairy creature called Big Foot. The team went hiking on a mountain on their search to find him. The problem is that the mountain is Mount Saint Helens, and the volcano begins to erupt while they are there. When one of the men gets hurt, it is actually Sasquatch (the Native American word for Bigfoot) that finds him and carries him to safety.
The main characters in this book are a thirteen year old boy named Dylan and his father, who has always been interested in mythical creatures. Dr. Flagg is the leader of the hunting party that wants to capture and kill a Sasquatch. Samuel Johnson is the field biologist that Dylan joins in trying to protect the creature from the hunters.
The character that I like the best is Dylan's dad, because ever since he was helped by a kind, mysterious creature years before, he planned to sometime find and see his friend again. He just wanted to thank him, not hurt him like the others in his group. The rest of the group has no idea that he is on a mission to help Bigfoot, or that Dylan is following them all.
I would give this book four stars out of five, and would definitely recommend it to a friend. It had all of the elements of surprise, you didn't see it coming or you knew it was coming and you were waiting for it to happen. Plus, it was action packed and full of drama, adventure and humor. I thought the characters were believable and typical. It really makes you believe in the whole Bigfoot legend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Sasquatch" by Roland Smith is an exciting adventure book. I read it to my third grade classroom this year and they loved it! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Item was precisely as advertised; shipping was prompt and arrived on time. Highest recommendation!Published 3 months ago by tef1303
Roland Smith writes great adventure books!! Youth through adult readers will find each of them worth the time taken to settle down with a good book!!Published 7 months ago by InkBlots
This book came in handy for our son who read it for a school assignment. Good purchase for a good grade.Published 11 months ago by senatedon
What if Sasquatch were real? What would we do if we did discover Sasquatch? What would Sasquatch do? Read morePublished 14 months ago by brutusmuktuk
The author combines an undaunted and brave youth with the spookiness of searching for Sasquatch; creepy characters in the setting of an active volcano (Mount St. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Trudi Y. Gardner