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 Edward Packard & R.A. Montgomery
Ludington Award Citation


The Educational Paperback Association
1986 Jeremiah Ludington Memorial Award
presented to
Edward Packard & R.A. Montgomery
January 1987
EPA Annual Meeting

R. A. Montgomery attended Hopkins Grammar School, Williston-Northhampton School and Williams College where he graduated in 1958.

Montgomery was an adventurer all his life, climbing mountains in the Himalaya, skiing throughout Europe and scuba-diving wherever he could. His interests included education, macro-economics, geo-politics, mythology, history, mystery novels and music. He wrote his first interactive book, Journey Under the Sea, in 1976 and published it under the series name The Adventures of You. A few years later Bantam Books bought this book and gave Montgomery a contract for five more, to inaugurate their new children’s publishing division. Bantam renamed the series Choose Your Own Adventure and a publishing phenomenon was born. The series has sold more than 260 million copies in over 40 languages. 


 

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