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Roland Smith

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Roland Smith is an American author of young adult fiction as well as nonfiction books for children. He 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 Exxon Valdez oil spill, in 1990, he published his first book, Sea Otter Rescue, a non-fiction account of the process of animal rescue. Smith 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.Smith lives in Tualatin, Oregon with his wife and stepchildren.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction
Roland Smith recommends
Duplicity (2015)
N K Traver
"I absolutely loved this novel! Original. Pitch perfect voice. A stunning debut."
Fast Backward (2018)
David Patneaude
"David Patneaude has done it again with this explosive anti-war book to end all anti-war books. It is a terrific read from the first word to the last."

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