The CYOA Library

1979 ‹CYOA 3›

By Balloon to the Sahara
by Douglas Terman

What will happen on this exciting journey? You get to choose!

You are floating high above the earth in a giant balloon. Below you is the Sahara Desert, with its endless, golden sands, hundreds of camels, and mud-walled villages. Suddenly you see a large silver dome twinkling in the distance. Should you land the balloon and see what it is? If it’s a flying saucer, it might be dangerous … should you play it safe and stay in the clouds?

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  • 117 pages
  • 40 endings
  • 419 unique paths
  • 11 choices in longest path

Every Branch

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Every Path

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Every Decision

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Every Reading


Every Page-flip


Every Page

  • undefined illustrated spreads
  • 9 full-page illustrations
  • 26 inline illustrations
  • 21 ‘story’ pages
  • 40 endings
  • 47 pages with two choices
  • 3 pages with three choices
  • undefined pages with four (or more) choices
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