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Return to Atlantis by R. A. Montgomery

26 Nov

Bibliography: Montgomery, R. A. Return to Atlantis. Illustrated by Sittisan Sundaravej & Kriangsak Thongmoon. Chooseco, 2005. 119 pages. Tr. $11.61, ISBN 978-1-42873-872-0

Plot: The legendary city of Atlantis that is said to have sunk into the sea thousands of years ago may be real after all. Astonishingly enough while you were deep-sea diving three years ago you happened upon the infamous city of Atlantis. You have found it, but upon returning to the surface without proof, nobody believes you. Now, three years later you are attempting to return to the city of Atlantis so that you can bring back proof that you were there and it exists. You invite a buddy along to join you. From giant sea monsters to evil Nodoors trying to control you to treacherous kings, the adventure never ends. Straight to Atlantis or take a detour to help out some stranded Atlantians, the choice is yours.

Review: Choose your own adventure is back. Have you ever been reading a book and the character chooses the wrong path to take and you think to yourself, ‘I would have chosen the other direction’? Well, now you can, with the choose your own adventure books. In this particular book you are in search for the lost city of Atlantis for proof that you were there three years ago. After getting started you get to decide what course your story will take. With eighteen different endings, some tragic and some happy. After reading the the first page, at the bottom of the page it will tell you what page to turn to next. When you get to a part that lets you choose between several option, turn to the page with the option that sounds exciting to you. The possibly are endless, if you didn’t like that choice, nobody is stopping you from going back and choosing a new option. Have fun creating your very own adventure.

Genre: Adventure

Reading Level/Interest Level: 4.0/3-6 graders

Similar Materials: The Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley, Other choose your own adventure books.

Reader’s Advisory: I love these books, I remember them when I was a kid, I used to read them all the time. I loved being able to choose which direction I wanted the characters to take, and if I didn’t like the ending I would either go back or start over. These are great entertainment books that last a long time and are constantly exciting because there are so many possibilities. There are a lot of choose your own adventure books, some are done by other authors, I chose the Atlantis one because I find the idea of Atlantis exciting. Every child should have at least one choose your own adventure book. Although if you have one, you will probably want more of them.

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Posted by on November 26, 2011 in LIBR 264-10 Digital Record

 

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