The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure Series #1)

The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure Series #1)

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by R. A. Montgomery, Paul Granger
     
 

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You and Carlos are on an expedition to the world's highest mountains in the remote kingdom of Nepal to search for the Yeti, otherwise known as the Abominable Snowman. Carlos arrives a few days early and goes missing from Everest base camp. A Yeti sighting was reported nearby. Did he go after it? Or was Carlos on the trail of something else?

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You and Carlos are on an expedition to the world's highest mountains in the remote kingdom of Nepal to search for the Yeti, otherwise known as the Abominable Snowman. Carlos arrives a few days early and goes missing from Everest base camp. A Yeti sighting was reported nearby. Did he go after it? Or was Carlos on the trail of something else?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942545029
Publisher:
Grey Castle Press
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Edition description:
1st Grey Castle ed
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Abominable Snowman is one of my favorite CYOA books. I have about 300+ of them now. I'm glad to see them because I can't keep up with demand. My kids love these books and got me started reading them as bedtime stories and now I'm hooked. This particular story has changed a little from the original when it was #13. There are 27 ending now not 28 like in the original. The updates are good and are geared so children can understand a little better. (ie... p115 the orginal they use a flash bulb against the creature... In the new one they use a Digital Camera) LOL. I've become and expert on these books by now. ***Hey you have to get involved and stay intouch with you kids or they will Choose there own Adventure like drugs or other activities that will led to the wrong path.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Where Will You Wind Up When You Search for the Abominable Snowman? Growing up as a reader in the 80’s, I naturally found and read some of the Choose Your Own Adventure Books. In fact, I’ve still got a few in my garage somewhere. I was thrilled recently to learn that they have been updated and are back in print for a new generation. I’ve read one of these updated books, The Abominable Snowman, and these books are just as fun as they were before. 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. When I read these books as a kid, I would stick my fingers in at various choices, using them as bookmarks so I could easily backtrack. After all, I had to be sure I read everything. I found myself using the exact same method as an adult. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? Of course, reading the entire book in one sitting can lead to whiplash at times. A character who is your friend based on one set of choices becomes your enemy based on another set. I don’t remember having that issue as a kid, but it was a good exercise in flexibility for me as an adult. This series is the one time I’ve read a story in second person, present tense that actually makes sense. After all, the story is driven by what the reader decides to do. I never even thought about how unique it was as a kid, and it felt just as natural to be reading it as an adult. The book is just under 120 pages, and it has pen and ink illustrations on some of the pages, which adds to the fun. I didn’t think I’d read this book as a kid, but a few of the endings seemed familiar to me. I guess that’s what happens to books you read 30 years before. Anyway, I can’t speak to changes or updates to the story directly, although I did notice you are taking pictures on a digital camera. I know that wasn’t the case in the original version. There’s nothing here that is dated at all, so the updates were successful. Reading The Abominable Snowman was a fun trip down memory lane to my childhood. If you are looking for something unique for the special kids in your life, pick it up today. NOTE: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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mustangman101 More than 1 year ago
I really like the way you could make your own story and the fact they were quick to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is good bcuz u can get many absorbing combinations of stories out of it. but also bad bcuz the cover-art and just the idea of the story. This book is a good "night book" bcuz it has short stories in it that r perfect for a bedtime read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is the best book ever! this arther has done such a good job ive even started on my oun books and i might even publesh them.