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Adventure lovers won't be able to put down this riveting story of a teenager who must save the "Bigfoot" from ruthless hunters.
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published April 15th 1998 by Disney-Hyperion
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Ellis Stice
Elements and Style: Roland Smith uses a simialar Style of writing like in his other book "Thunder Cave". He creates very wierd and awkward characters along with some normal ones that make the story more interesting. The reason they're awkward is because they are so obssesed with the "Sasquatch" or "Big Foot" and also they have some "interesting stories". Roland creates a humorous novel with some dark and intense moments also. I loved this book and recommend it to any reader and it's not that har ...more
Kevin
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Sasquatch” by Roland Smith,this book is about a kid named Dylan, who joins an aging field biologist on the mountains named Samuel Johnson, to try to keep his dad in control ever since he joined the sasquatch-hunting team. Dylan’s father’s mission is to find a Sasquatch and kill it, but Dylan looks out for his dad to try to stop him. But as they continued on their searches they see realize that something or someone is following them. Is it the Sasquatch is it a person, read to find out.
While I
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Nate
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sasquatch was a cool mashup of Pacific Northwest lore, including the answer to how Sasquatch can remain undetected and who DB Cooper really was. Cool stuff, and the informative nature of the book concerning the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption and all humans think they know about Sasquatch was highly enjoyable.

The spoilers below are character notes for our OBOB team.

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Lilly
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As we all know, anything involving Bigfoot, I'm down for. But imagine my surprise when I was getting all emotional towards the end of this little book! In general, it was exactly what I was expecting, but there was also much frustration and excitement. The characters were so funny and believable, and the story took a great turn for the better. And each section was accompanied by a relevant bible verse, which was cool and unexpected! I just loved this book. :'D
Deanne
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
I loved this book. It is a definite must read. It is suspenseful, has a great message and leaves you with a great feeling. One of the best children's books I have read in a long time. Dylan's Dad joins a Sasquatch expedition. In the meantime, Dylan goes with Buckley Johnson who once (hijacked a plane) and tries to help save the sasquatch from being killed. His Dad gets obssessed with it all. I enjoyed the storyline of this book.(less)
Laura
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
Elementary OBOB, book 3. I loved it! The combination of two Northwest legends (I won't disclose the second legend, or I may have to mark this review as containing spoilers) was genius. Being from the Northwest myself, I especially enjoyed the location descriptions and geographical info. But what I most enjoyed was the exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, and dare I even say believable tale of family, friendship and legends.
Kathleen
I read this because I teach middle school and our school was going to read it as a school-wide novel study. I was torn about which star rating to give it...as far as a middle school or elementary school student, I might have liked it more, but as far as I'm concerned there are more interesting young adult/children's novels out there. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. The characters are flat, but it's a cute adventure story for kids.
Ginna
Feb 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The boys book club chose this title. It moved quickly but not thrillingly. I was tempted to put it down even when I had just a few pages left! I predict the boys will like it though - volcano eruptions, earthquakes and Sasquatch!
Mitchell
Sep 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this book sucks so bad i wanted to cry...honestly it just horrible in every sense of writing..
Noland
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book that i had was written by Roland Smith the title of the book is titled Sasquatch I was excited to read this book then it was like i was left in the dark.Dylan and his father are two curious people/explorers who try to answer a question that nobody in this world could answer is Sasquatch real.
Characters: I thought that the character Dylan could have been written way better then what he was. He was apparently the main character in the book but he didn't have the characteristics of one. He
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Michael Williams
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The setting in the book sasquatch is at a boys house named Dylan and the point of view in this story is Dylan telling the story so it’s first person. Some of the major characters in this story are Dylan, his dad, his mom, buck, clyde, flagg, henry, dean, and the sasquatches. The mood for the entire book is mostly Dylan being worried about something. He was worried about his dad at first going to the mountain then when he got to the mountains with buck he realized that he should be protecting the ...more
Chris Thompson
What if Sasquatch were real? What would we do if we did discover Sasquatch? What would Sasquatch do? These are all questions at the heart of Roland Smith's young adult novel, Sasquatch, and he does an interesting job in answering them. The story has enough maturity to make it believable, while still making use of enough young adult tropes to keep teen readers interested. There are elements of mystery as new characters are introduced and as the possibility of meeting Sasquatch nears. Smith wonder ...more
Corey Bennett
when I first read this book I was pretty young and loved it prob shouldn't of re-read it...it's not bad liked it but didn't live up to what I remembered
Liam Starnes
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good and interesting book.
R.M.
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fourteen-year-old Dylan Hickock knew that something was up when he and his dad, Bill, put his mom on an airplane to Egypt. His dad had come home from a camping trip on the slopes of Mount Saint Helens... different a few months before. He always "tinkered" (one might call it, "obsessed") over one subject or another, learning everything there is to know, but when Dylan's mom left the country to finish her PhD in Egyptology, life got interesting.

Bill Hickock drags Dylan to a B.F.I. (Bigfoot Interna
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Amy Barton
Jun 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy by: My brother, Max
Fourteen year old Dylan Hickock is worried, but not shocked, when his Dad announces he's going to find a Sasquatch. Dylan's Father, Bill Hickock does all sorts of 'tinkering'. But he's not tinkering with random items, the way some people do, he's tinkering with his mind. He will grab one subject and, like a dog with a bone, effectively worry it to death until he knows all their is to know about it.

His newest topic are the Sasquatch, the legendary beasts of the mountains, and he is determined to
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Tyler Sherwin
The book Sasquatch by Roland Smith is a story about a young boy named Dylan and his Dad who venture out to save Bigfoot. Once Dylan's mom leaves on a trip to Egypt, his dad starts to become a little crazy and joins the big foot International group (BFI). Soon after he becomes a member Dylan realizes his leader (Dr.Flagg) is trying to kill Big Foot. Dylan then tries to stop him and joins Samuel Johnson who is an aging field biologist. Both of them then get his dad to realize he was mixed with the ...more
Volkert
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 5th grade teacher in our school read "Sasquatch" to her class at the beginning of the school year, and suddenly it become the most requested book in our elemementary school library...the only problem was, we didn't have any copies...yet.

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 t
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Jimmy Zaarour
The book "Sasquatch" by Roland Smith is about a boy named Dylan and his dad, who decides to find out more about the Sasquatch. He then joins a Sasquatch-hunting crew that goes onto Mt. Saint Helens right before it blows. Dylan decides to follow his dad and the crew onto the mountain with the animal-rights activist Buckley Johnson. My favorite quote from this book is " In my dreams, Agent Crow, in my dreams," because it tells how anything is possible in your dreams.
I chose this book because I l
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Rachel
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-2017
The setting of this book was in Portland, Oregon. Bill thought he saw a sasquatch on Mount Saint Helens, but he got knocked out. Bill took Dylon to a B.F.I. meeting after his mom left for Egypt and that's where Bill met Joe West and Clyde Smithers. Dylon and his dad met Buck Johnson and Agent Crow, Agency Crow is watching Buck and Buck tells Dylon and his dad a little about sasquatch.
Dylon and his dad meet Dr. Flagg at another B.F.I. meeting. Dr. Flagg and his colleagues set up base at Dylon's
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Kobe Lynch
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book Sasquatch by Roland Smith was very interesting and adventurous so if you like adventurous books I'd suggest this book to you because it got a lot of action and stuff like that. The book is about a boy and his dad went out on a hunting trip and was attacked by a sasquatch but at the time his dad didn't know what it was and then his mom went of for a business trip in India. And eventually the dad realizes what the creature was and got a group of people and went out to kill the sasquatch. ...more
Courtney
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: obob
I had many issues with this book, none of them having to do with Sasquatch.

Dad is dysfunctional, mom decides to leave kid with dysfunctional dad for an extended period of time, 3+ months. Dad becomes obsessed with Sasquatch and pays $10,000 to join a Sasquatch hunting expedition, intending to leave his kid at a friend's house. Then dad brings the other gun wielding Sasquatch hunters into his house (because one of their wives wisely wouldn't allow them into her house) where they commence to put t
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Seth Sharpe
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book follows the adventure of a father and his son hunting sasquatch with a group that the father was a part of. The book presents a good story of a father and son relationship and their desire to stick together and protect each other. Dylan (the son) takes on the role of protecting his father it seems when his mother leaves to go to Egypt. I chose to read this book with the class as a practicum student in order to be able to better comprehend the activities and teaching strategies my coope ...more
Stacey
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-books
Dylan’s dad has always been perfectly normal crazy. Sure he’s sometimes forgetful, indulges in odd projects and refuses to see the internet and the computer as something that is here to stay. But when Dylan’s mom goes to Egypt for a couple months all of a sudden it’s just Dylan and his dad and his Dad’s sudden new fascination with the Sasquatch.
Roland Smith has never been a horrible author, but this isn’t one of his best books ever. It was an interesting idea, and the best part was the ending of
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Andrew
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-read
I thought think that Sasquatch was a good book. To me, it was the kind of book that you can't put down. Sasquatch is the Native American term for Bigfoot. The main character is Dylan. Dylan is a young teenager. His father is always tinkering about something. For example, he went from typewriting, to real-estate, to Sasquatch. He joins a secret group that is trying to track down the Sasquatch. It is led by a top Bigfoot-researcher. Dylan's father was going to Mount Saint Helens. Dylan went with h ...more
MUNSTER UNSTER!!!!!!(not really its me logan te he
this book is amazing.its got lot of suspense secret passage ways.i havent read something this good in a long time.it had me staying up all night just to finish. his dad gets absesed with many things but this one is the biggest by far. dylans dad has joined a sasquatch expedetion and dylan sneeks away and goes with buckley johnson(hijacked a plane) and tries to help his dad try to save the sasquatch from being killed.if they save it or not, even if the sasquatch is even real you will have to read ...more
Jordan713
This book was the perfect book for me and for anyone who believes that Bigfoot is really out there! On page 178 when Dylan is following the squatch (short for sasquatch)it might not have been the most realistic part of the book, but it really made me feel like Dylan could trust these creatures. After all, the squatch did carry his father that broke his arm. I think that this book was a great book, and I think that all you people thhat don't believe that sasquatches aren't real should think again ...more
Guadalupe
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dylan has a father who is completely absorbed with the idea that Sasquatch are real. Later in the novel Dylan believes it also. Together they both go on an adventure, in proving that Sasquatch are real. Dylan and his father stick together, while his mom is away on a business trip in Egypt. Before reading "Sasquatch", I hated reading. I had to read Sasquatch as a school assignment, and I'm glad it was required, or I would have never read this amazing adventurous book.
Aaron Casanova
I chose this book because the Liberian recommend it. The plot of the story is about a boy and his father trying to find big foot. At first the boy though the father was crazy but then he joined him just to keep him sane. My favorite quote is when the boy says to the father " ARE YOU INSANE" because it makes the father realized what hes doing and stops for a little. The authors P.O.V is 3rd person. I would recommend this book to a lot of people who like suspense
Jared
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do not remember a whole lot about this book because I read it in 6th grade in elementary school. I do remember that I enjoyed it but I remember bits snd pieces of it. It was a cool book I thought at the time and I would read it again and probabaly will when I have the chance. The story from what I remember was really interesting...I can't go into detail at the moment but when I read it again I'll come back to revise this review.
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Roland Smith is an American author of young adult fiction as well as nonfiction books for children.
Smith was born in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University and, following a part-time job at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, began a 20-year career as a zookeeper, both at the Oregon Zoo and the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. After working to save wildlife following the E
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