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The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure #4) Paperback – May 23, 2006
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"There is never a day in which you are not confronted with choice. Some seemingly small choices can determine the path of the rest of your life. CYOA gave me a vehicle for examining all the impacts of choice."
He was born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1936. One of his first memories was of him sitting in his high chair and being frightened of Jell-O, which he thought was alive. He attended Hopkins Grammar School, the oldest private school in the country (founded in 1660), and Williston Academy. He got his college degree from Williams in 1958, and attended graduate school at Yale and NYU.
Choose Your Own Adventure® books reflect his diverse interests and values. "More than anything else, everyone should have the freedom to express themselves. Second to that, everyone should take risks and be willing to fail. Picking yourself up off the mat is the central business of life."
R.A. Montgomery made his home in north central Vermont, where he co-founded Chooseco in 2003, the small publishing house that has re-introduced the CYOA series. Although his technical climbing days were kaput, Ray continued to travel frequently throughout his life to Asia and annually to Europe. He was married to the writer and game designer Shannon Gilligan. Montgomery died in November 2014, only two months after his last book "Gus vs.The Robot King" was published.
For games, activities and other fun CYOA stuff, visit us online at www.cyoa.com.
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The Lost Jewels of Nabooti is the 10th in the series (4th in the reissues). It focuses on you trying to find said Jewels which have been stolen from your uncle and are said to be cursed. Most of the action takes place in Paris, Morocco, or various countries in Africa. My first read-through ended abruptly when it turned out my cousins who hired me (in Boston) were now in Morocco not only with the jewels but also as part of a secret society. Here are a couple of lines from this stupid ending: "We offer you membership in the International Tribe of Nabooti. This is an honor few people get- fewer still hear of." Haha, does this mean there are lots of members who don't know they're members? If I chose a different path it turns out my cousins' house is filled with traps that kill me. So that stinks.
The art by Paul Granger, who did a lot of the early CYOAs, is pretty good. Lots of dynamic action though a few of the pictures look like they've been blown up. I noticed in one picture a character described as having no fingernails and no lines around the corners of his mouth had both. There might be other art inconsistencies but I couldn't bring myself to finish this thing to find them.
R.A. Montgomerysms that I noticed in my brief read:
He dedicated the book to his sons, I believe, Anson and Ramsey. In the book you might come across three of the narrator's friends. They are Anson, Ramsey, and --Beech Muzzwell!?Read more ›