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Item - Famous and Rich

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Combined Summary

Series: Which Way Books — no. 4
Contained In: Which Way Books Boxed Set (Collection)
Translated Into: Famoso e rico (Portuguese)
Authors: Austin, R. G. (pseudonym used by multiple people)
Gelman, Rita Golden (uncredited)
Lamb, Nancy (uncredited)
Illustrator: Eagle, Mike
Date: March, 1982 (Early printing)
ISBNs: 0671439200 / 9780671439200 (Early printing)
0671473751 / 9780671473754 (Third printing)
Length: 136 pages
Number of Endings: 43
User Summary: A mysterious old man gives you the opportunity to become an explorer, a detective, or a movie star.
Demian's Thoughts:

Like the second book in the series, this one includes many different kinds of adventure all in one story. It's quite entertaining.

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Fireguard's Thoughts:

Again we have a book with three major stories that manages to be pretty satisfying. At times it's fairly silly (like how you escape a kidnapper by finding a disguise in a school art cabinet), but on the whole, worth checking out.

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noonxnoon's Thoughts:

Mixed feelings about this one.

It was an interesting concept, and thinking back, it seems many of the Which Way series somehow involve three plots in one book. I like it making the book seem larger... but for this book, I always seemed to get the very quick endings, which made it a bit frustrating. My longest run was the movie star story, followed by the detective one... but the fantasy island one was very brief.

Recently re-reading this story after seeing the positive reviews made me rethink saying the book was bad, but it just seemed to get over too quickly!

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the Perma-Bound cover scans.
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Users with Extra Copies: Lambchop - Good copy, tight spine. May have been dropped. Otherwise great. Pics on request.

Known Editions

Perma-bound edition
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