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The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure #1) Paperback – May 23, 2006
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So why is 'The Abominable Snowman' being shown as the first in the series? Well... R?A. Montgomery (the author of this book) co-founded CYOA with Edward Packard. They were the Lennon and McCartney of CYOA, if you will (there's a good Wikipedia article about its history). Sadly, somewhere along the line the two went their separate ways and Montgomery, when reviving CYOA, seems to have written Packard out of the series' history. It's like McCartney deleting all Lennon's songs from the Beatles back catalogue!
If you are interested in acquiring the REAL first CYOA title, the classic 'Cave of Time', as well as other works by the author many regard as CYOA's best, don't bother with these CYOA re-releases. Instead you will have to go to Packard's 'u-ventures' website, where they have been repackaged, revised and expanded by Packard himself, and turned into really neat iPhone apps. Check them out. I definitely recommend them over the Montgomery titles - including this one.
If you're like me and read these books as a kid and have a Kindle as an adult it's worth the couple of bucks to snag one. If you can trust your kids with a Kindle then they will probably enjoy this as well. And lastly, if you want a history of interactivity, then you would want to buy one of these as well.
If you’ve never read a Choose Your Own Adventure book, there are some things you have to know before you begin. First of all, you are the star of the story and the main character. Also, you can’t read this book straight front to back since the story jumps around the book. Every page or two, you will be presented with two choices. Decide which one you want to pursue, and then flip to that page to find out what happens next to you. Just keep going until you reach “The End.” Don’t like that ending? Back up and try again.
In this book, you are a mountain climber, one of the best in the world. You and your best friend Carlos have decided to go to the Himalayas and find proof of the existence of the Abominable Snowman, also known as the Yeti. Carlos arrives a few days before you, and by the time you arrive, he can’t be reached on the radio. What do you do? Choose carefully because your choices could make your career with proof of the Yeti, lead to an encounter with poachers, get you kidnapped by aliens, or give you a new blissful home in Shangri-La.
There are a total of 28 different outcomes based on the choices you make, so I’ve just given you a small sample. As you can see, this book clearly crosses into the fantasy realm, but that is much of the fun. You never quite know what will happen based on the choices you make or where you will end up.Read more ›
What I really like about the book is there are a few blank pages at the end titled "Adventurer's Log" and a 10 question quiz - which for parent's is great to see how your children's comprehension of the story went. There are even pictures throughout the book.
In the book:
Secret lands visited 3
Catlike aliens 4
Dancing Yeti 5
Mountain peaks 6
I received this book to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for beginner readers! These books will let you make your own choices and explore the many paths in your adventures! Highly recommended!!!Published 3 months ago by Tim Porterfield
My son loves these books. I think it helps him understand there are consequences to choices too.Published 13 months ago by VJK
I got this for my grandson for Christmas. He loves it! The only problem is that he is suppose to read other books for school and he wants to keep reading this one over and over!Published 16 months ago by M
As I loved this series as a boy, I bought the Kindle Version for my son, but had to return it. It claims to be fully interactive, but is in fact simply a scan of the old paperback... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Craig Janacek
Fun to choose what happens next. Wish it was longer. Recommended for any age, especially 1
First through fourth grades.