Thunder cave

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Hyperion Books for Children, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 250 pages
33 Reviews
Determined, after his mother's accidental death, to foil his stepfather's plans for his future, fourteen-year-old Jacob travels alone to Africa in search of his father, a biologist studying elephants in a remote area of Kenya.

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Review: Thunder Cave (Jacob Lansa #1)

User Review  - Jayanna - Goodreads

When Mrs. Buchwald first showed me the book I didn't think I was going to like it. But when I read the first sentence I was automatically hooked. I read it in one day. I fell in love with all of Roland Smith. Thanks! Mrs. Buchwald Read full review

Review: Thunder Cave (Jacob Lansa #1)

User Review  - Kyle Larsen - Goodreads

This book taught me a lot about Africa and the issues happening there, the characters were interesting and the plot can really suck you in, the ending was very anticlimactic though. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

In addition to his action adventure books, Roland Smith is the author of many award-winning books for young readers including Journey of the Red Wolf; The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; and Thunder Cave (1996 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People). His Sleeping Bear Press books include W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet; Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet; and N is for Our Nation's Capital: A Washington, DC Alphabet. Roland lives near Portland, Oregon.