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Title:
Mutation
Author:
Smith, Roland, 1951-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
xv, 333 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Marty and his best friend, Luther, have managed to rescue Marty's cousin Grace from the clutches of the nefarious pseudo-naturalist Noah Blackwood, but their most dangerous mission lies ahead of them. Marty's parents have been missing in Brazil for months, and their trail has all but run cold. With time running out, Marty and the Cryptos Island crew race off for Brazil--where they discover that Noah Blackwood has twisted the natural order of things beyond their wildest, most terrifying dreams"--
Language:
English
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780545081801

9780545081818
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Book

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Summary

Monsters of legend come to life! The final thrilling title in Roland Smith's popular series.

Marty and his best friend, Luther, have managed to rescue Marty's cousin Grace from the clutches of the nefarious pseudo-naturalist Noah Blackwood, but their most dangerous mission lies ahead of them. Marty's parents have been missing in Brazil for months and their trail has all but run cold. With time running out, Marty and the Cryptos Island crew race off for Brazil -- where they discover that Noah Blackwood has twisted the natural order of things beyond their wildest, most terrifying dreams.


Author Notes

Roland Smith was born in Portland, Oregon on November 30, 1951. He received a Bachelor's degree in English from Portland State University. His job working for a children's zoo began a 20-year career as a zookeeper. After working to save wildlife following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, his first non-fiction book, Sea Otter Rescue, was published in 1990. He continued to draw upon his zoo experiences for other non-fiction titles, including Journey of the Red Wolf, which won an Oregon Book Award in 1996. His first novel, Thundercave, was published in 1997. His other fiction books include The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe, Zach's Lie, Jack's Run, Cryptid Hunters, Peak, and Shatterproof. He also writes the I, Q. series and the Storm Runners series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Young teens Marty, Luther, Dylan, and Grace are back together and seeking to keep the dinosaur hatchlings away from the evil Noah Blackwood in this captivating conclusion to the Cryptid Hunters series. Accompanied by cryptozoologist Travis Wolfe and his assistants, the kids flee to a jaguar reserve in Brazil, but nowhere is safe, and Blackwood's henchmen manage to capture members of the group and imprison them in a World War II compound hidden in the Amazon rain forest. Smith pulls together all of the previous story threads, and introduces some surprise mutants and clones, to tie the story arc neatly together. The plot moves at a fast pace; different chapters focusing on different members of the group will help hold the interest of reluctant readers. New readers can jump in by taking advantage of the character descriptions and saga synopsis opening the book. Long-time fans won't be disappointed.--Moore, Melissa Copyright 2014 Booklist