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Item - Indian Trail

(Original edition)
(Dragonlarks reissue)
(Dragonlarks reissue)

Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks — no. 3
Choose Your Own Adventure for Younger Readers — no. 8
Choose Your Own Adventure Junior — no. 3
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Skylark 2 Box Set (Collection)
Translated Into: Auf dem Kriegspfad (German)
Senda índia (Catalan)
Sendero indio (Spanish)
Author: Montgomery, R. A.
Illustrators: Millet, Jason (Dragonlarks reissue; Australian edition)
Morrill, Leslie (Original edition)
Dates: April, 1983 (Original edition)
May, 2007 (Dragonlarks reissue)
ISBNs: 0553152017 / 9780553152012 (Original edition)
1933390530 / 9781933390536 (Dragonlarks reissue)
Length: 51 pages (Original edition)
Number of Endings: 9
User Summary: Your village needs rain, so you head off in search of the kachinas, spirits who may be able to help you.
Demian's Thoughts:

This book is fairly interesting since it casts the reader in a more unusual role (and an earlier time period) than most of the other books in the series. However, I can't heap huge amounts of praise on it -- the portrayal of Native American life is (perhaps intentionally) rather vague, and many of the endings lack satisfying finality. This could have been much worse, but it also could have been considerably better.

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Guillermo's Thoughts:

(Review based on the Bantam edition).

This book is more wordy than is usual for Skylark CYOA books, and it casts you as a young American Indian, which is unusual for any gamebook series. The Native American mythology is adequately (if a bit superficially) portrayed. Unfortunately, all the paths through the book are extremely short, and there is only one failure ending, which makes the book less exciting than it should be. Not a terrible read, but not outstanding either. At least it has several pretty good illustrations by Leslie Morrill, who is one of my favourite CYOA artists.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the reissue cover scans.
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Known Editions

Australian edition
Original edition
Dragonlarks reissue

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