Edward Packard





Edward Packard


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Edward Packard attended and graduated from both Princeton University and Columbia Law School. He was one of the first authors to explore the idea of gamebooks, in which the reader is inserted as the main character and makes choices about the direction the story will go at designated places in the text.

The first such book that Edward Packard wrote in the Choose Your Own Adventure series was titled "Sugarcane Island", but it was not actually published as the first entry in the Choose Your Own Adventure Series. In 1979, the first book to be released in the series was "The Cave of Time", a fantasy time-travel story that remained in print for many years. Eventually, one hundred eighty-four Choose Your Own Adventure books would be published befor
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The Cave of Time (Choose Yo...

3.85 avg rating — 1,040 ratings — published 1979 — 17 editions
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The Mystery Of Chimney Rock...

3.84 avg rating — 636 ratings — published 1979 — 12 editions
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Your Code Name Is Jonah (Ch...

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3.49 avg rating — 439 ratings — published 1979 — 9 editions
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Deadwood City (Choose Your ...

3.63 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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The Forbidden Castle (Choos...

3.66 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey...

3.71 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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Inside UFO 54-40 (Choose Yo...

3.70 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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The Third Planet from Altai...

3.74 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1979 — 8 editions
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Hyperspace (Choose Your Own...

3.72 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Underground Kingdom (Choose...

3.63 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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