Cryptid Hunters

Cryptid Hunters

by Roland Smith


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After their parents are lost in an accident, thirteen-year old twins Grace and Marty are whisked away to live with their Uncle Wolfe-an uncle that they didn't even know they had! The intimidating Uncle Wolfe is an anthropologist who has dedicated his life to finding cryptids, mysterious creatures believed to be long extinct.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786851621
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 89,713
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

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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Cryptid Hunters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
chiknlivr88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is a good book for people that like to read about mythical creatures
AnCy0712 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is quite odd. You need to stay on track and pay attention if you want to understand it.
elbakerone on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thirteen year olds Marty and Grace O'Hara are sent to live with their Uncle after their parents disappear. They are then thrust into an exciting jungle adventure and the search for species of animals thought to be extinct - including a rare dinosaur. Meanwhile an excentric hunter posing as a conservationist is searching the same jungle looking for the dinosaur and for Marty and Grace. This was an entertaining book that will appeal to boys and girls.
Omrythea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great story rich with action and suspense. This is a great book to put into a reluctant reader's hands. Excellent!
dougcornelius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book started slow, but eventually became more interesting, just before the kids got bored. Marty and Grace are tweens who are thrust into the custody of their uncle after their parents go missing. Their uncle is a mysterious tracker of cryptids. They start learning about the hunt for the Loch Ness monster, sasquatch, living dinosaurs and other legends. Eventually, there was plenty of adventure and mysterious creatures to keep the kids entertained for bedtime reading and asking for more.
jso18 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a good book to show an adventure that Marty and Grace take because they have fallen from an small airplane. Marty and Grace are trying to get to a tree house and they encounter several people on the way there. Couple days after they get there they all lost communication. This should show you how Marty and Grace were alone for a couple of days until the people came.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A really fun adventure story about a brother and sister whose parents are lost in a plane crash in the Congo. Their mysterious uncle rescues them from boarding school, only to discover that having two kids hanging around is more than he can handle at the moment. They're on their way back to school when they end up falling out of the plane. And this is when the excitement begins. Cryptid Hunters is a fun, exciting novel and a great start to the series.
cwrobel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't describe how much I loved this book! 13-year old "twins" Marty and Grace are at a boarding school when they get the news that their researcher parents are lost and missing due to a helicopter crash. The principle sends them to their uncle, who they've never even heard of before. He lives on this huge island that he OWNS with a huge estate. Not only are there actual dolphins, gorillas, and security cameras everywhere you look, but it turns out that the uncle has lost his leg in an accident.... an incident that is kept secret from the twins. Things come up, and their uncle must head to the Congo and save his friend from people who are hunters of endangered species and also searching for his friend. The twins are LITERALLY dropped into the congo and are forced to not only avoid the hunters, survive through the jungle, and reach the Skyhouse in time, but they also must live i Grace's nightmare and reveal all the secrets of their so-called "uncle". Marty and Grace show care, love, and change, but they have to get over all the almost impossible obstacles of evil memories that will haunt them until the truth is told. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!
Bridge4 More than 1 year ago
I did not read it myself. I bought it as a gift for my son. He really loved it. Told me to give it five stars. He is 11 and an avid reader. So, if you are buying got a child that likes strange creatures, this book seems to do the trick.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This story reminded me quite a bit of "Jurrasic Park". I wish there would have been more focus on the monster but I enjoyed the main storyline of the kids. The characters were interesting and well developed. Lots of action with twists and turns at every corner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was awesome . its about two kid that started of as brothers and sisters and once their parents passed away they moved in with their uncle wolf. in a island full of animals believed to be extinct it was a mysterious journey full of adventure, roland smith sure does know how to make a reader curious enough to make them keep reading this is a awesome book you should read this to find out what actually happens
Harry12 More than 1 year ago
Incredible ... That's all I can say
NicolasHabib More than 1 year ago
Once the start the book, you into the world of two kids that don't have anything really. But once they reach there family member, things get interesting. its goes into a high paced action packed adventure that keeps you guessing on what could happen next. From dinosaurs to they yeti, be prepared to be astonished and just hope for the best for the kids. The book is great i definetly recommend it.
nick_martinez More than 1 year ago
This exciting novel by Roland Smith is the type of book you just want to read over and over again! He really knows how to combine action, drama, comedy and mystery to bring together one fantastic story. Also through a variety of setting from secret islands to deep in the damp, dark jungles of the Congo in Africa. The many lively characters put the story in animation. I like how Roland Smith contrasts his two main characters, twins Marty and Grace, with Marty's comical, adventurous, devious, and somewhat Bart Simpson personality to Grace's, well, graceful, intelligent, and quite timid personality. It is almost of a foil characters-type situation. All in all, an amazing title with suspense, action, and a surprising ending that will have you wanting more!
orangecrush More than 1 year ago
I read the the book Cryptid Hunters and I thought it was very good. The author, Roland Smith, puts a great amount of detail into his books. At the beginning of the book, the author went through most of the characters and described all of them. He even gave the characters personalities. He didn't skip parts or anything like that, he told the story very well. Some of the characters changed throughout the book and some stayed the same. For example, Grace was really afraid of the outdoors in the beginning, but as the book goes on, she really doesn't mind it. Another thing that I really liked about the book was that the author split the book up into 3 parts. I think splitting the book up makes the book easier to follow and easier to read. After you read a part you know that is one scene. There were good and bad people in the book and that really made me want to read it even more. I recommend everybody to read this book. Overall I think the author did a great job and made the book great!
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bookbest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing it has adventure and excitement! It always leaves you oin a cliff hanger too. This book would be GREAT FOR KIDS like me :). Also it would be great for adults to. One character gets to learn about facing fears and thats great to learn for kids.ITS GREAT YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The story draws you in. I couldn't put it down. If you like adventure this is the book for you.
Yohomies-wassup More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school and i kinda had trouble concentrating on it but it was really good when i was reading it.
kj71 More than 1 year ago
My son heard about this book from the librarian at school, who was going to order it for the library. I read the synopsis and purchased it for him. I read it first, and was a little worried about him getting scared during some of the island exploring scenes and by the character Butch. He was fine and loved it! He did wonder when he was going to read about the dino on the cover art. He has read depictions of the mokele-mbembe and he pictured it as an herbivore sauropod, so the sharp toothed guy on the front was not what he had in mind for the mokele-mbembe. I burst his bubble when I told thim that the mokele-mbembe is the only dino in the story. He is ready to move on to Tentacles!
vwmads More than 1 year ago
this book is super cool! from the plot 2 the characters to thrilling aspect, this is a great book that i couldn't put down. i've always loved roland smith and here he rewards the reader for choosing this book. it's great to share and is pkenty of fun, this book is 1 every1 will love
gghoneygirl More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for kids. It has an exciting story that pulls in the reader right away. My son used to dislike reading, but this book, and other books by this author, have changed his mind. Highly recommended for kids that love action filled plots, and reluctant readers. I enjoyed it also.