Classic Goosebumps #7: Be Careful What You Wish For [NOOK Book]

Overview

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team.
But all of that is ...
See more details below
Classic Goosebumps #7: Be Careful What You Wish For

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.49
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$6.99 List Price

Overview

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team.
But all of that is about to change. Sam's met someone who can grant her three wishes.
Too bad Sam wasn't more careful when she asked for each one...

It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with all-new bonus materials including an author interview and more!
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545405829
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 74,075
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine began career as an author writing short stories and joke books -- but in the early 1990's, he introduced the wildly popular Goosebumps series. The books sold millions of copies, and made reading frighteningly fun again for kids.

Biography

Goosebumps cast a spell upon children by transforming even the most reluctant students into avid readers. Despite the fact that almost every book has a different collection of characters, the series has one common element that kids can't get enough of: the author!

However believable his plots seem to his readers, Stine insists he has never lived one of his stories. "I've never turned into a bee -- I've never been chased by a mummy or met a ghost. But many of the ideas in my books are suggested by real life. For example, one Halloween my son, Matt, put a mask on and then had trouble pulling it off. That gave me the idea for The Haunted Mask."

Although he never experienced terror first hand, he did enjoy reading about it. "When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called Tales From The Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous. I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I wouldn't miss any of these comic books. I had no hair at all when I was a kid!"

His ideas came from two sources: his memory and his imagination. "When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books." He also keeps a tribal mask and a skeleton hanging in his writing studio to provide eerie surroundings. Although he handles the writing by himself, Stine says he gets "lots of help from my editors, my readers, and my friends."

Kids reading Goosebumps may be looking for a scare, but the laughs they get are no accident. Before he was R. L., he was Jovial Bob, author of such works as 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol and editor of Bananas magazine. His ability to know what kids will laugh at , as well as what will frighten them, makes the Goosebumps series all the more enjoyable for his readers.

Stine started writing when he was 9 years old! He would write stories and jokes on an old typewriter and hand them out at school. "The teacher would grab them and take them away," Stine says, "but I kept doing it." He wrote for his high school newspaper in Columbus Ohio. After graduating from Ohio State University, he moved to New York City, where he worked on a variety of writing jobs.

Although his books are fun and exciting, writing them is serious stuff. He treats writing "...like a job." To unwind after work he enjoys playing the pinball machine conveniently located in his own apartment.

For aspiring authors, Stine feels reading is as important as writing. He offers this advice: "If you want to be a writer, don't worry so much about writing. Read as much as you can. Read as many different writers as you can. Soak up the styles. You can learn all kinds of ways to say things." As a boy he read Norse legends, Greek myths, Edgar Allan Poe and baseball stories. "And Mad Magazine changed my life." Author biography courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Good To Know

In our interview with Stine, he shared some fun and fascinating facts with us:

"My first job in New York was making up fake interviews with movie and TV stars for a group of six movie magazines. I never spoke to the stars I wrote about. I wrote three-to-four "interviews" a day, all out of my imagination."

"'I've written over 300 books but I never learned to type. I use only one finger, the pointer on my left hand -- that's all. Three hundred books on one finger! The finger is very ugly now -- completely bent and curled and callused. When I show it to audiences, they can't believe it! This is my sacrifice for my art!"

"Sometimes kids show up at my country house and ask if my son Matt can come out and play. That's because they saw him mentioned in the back of my books. But they're very disappointed when he comes to the door -- because Matt is in his mid-twenties now! They were reading very old books! Matt is a musician, composer, and sound designer. You can hear his music at my web site, www.rlstine.com."

"I hope my readers get a chance to see my 4-D movie, R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse. The movie stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lea Thompson, Weird Al, and others. You can find it playing at four parks: SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia. Watch out -- you might get very wet!"

Read More Show Less
    1. Also Known As:
      Robert Lawrence Stine; Jovial Bob Stine
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 8, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      Columbus, Ohio
    1. Education:
      B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
    2. Website:

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 69 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(44)

4 Star

(13)

3 Star

(6)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 69 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    (Click here)

    I love all these books. I love R. L Stine's books, he is my favorite author. :)

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Ok It is okay It is ok

    I have liked the whole seiries





    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ausome....BUY IT

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Love it

    This book is awesome how judith hates sam and there soming that judith dose when she finds a old lady but sam found her frist and did some with judith LOVE IT

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Anonamis

    Best book ever

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Be careful ...

    BE CAREFUL WAT U WISH FOR!!!!!! read plz :)

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Click here

    I love all of r.l. stines books!!!hes my favorite author of all time!!!":-)

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    I dont like it

    I LOVE IT I READ IT TO MY SIBS AND IT SCARES THEM HEHEHE

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Jedikaiden

    This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U guys so have to read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Love -A

    Ok, ok, ok I love this book, another one of my pesonal favorites! And I love the part where they were at the basketball game, lol. Anyhow, you have to read this book!!!

    -A

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Lahela

    I have never read this book . Is it good? But i love goosebumps!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Ffrederick 29 Frederick 2011

    Ii love it

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Southern clan is raiding this teritory

    Surrender of suffer the consiquices

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    nook sex free!!!!!$!!!!$!$!%!$$$!!!


    Cool nook sex for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Say sex for free if you want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$!$!$!$"$!$!$!%!%%!$!$!$!!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Goosebumps

    Gooood

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    This book is very interesting, if you like books that keep you h

    This book is very interesting, if you like books that keep you hanging this would be the book. In this book , Judith is always making fun of Samantha, from the way she plays Basketball to how tall she is. Judith’s goal was trying to make her fall. So Samantha gets granted three wishes. Samantha was riding her bike home one day and this old women stopped her to help her. Her name was Clarissa, and she told Samantha she was so kind that she had to grant her three wishes. The women insisted and would not let Samantha go until she did. So Samantha made a wish, every wish was a nightmare. Everything she wished got turned around into something else. I thought this book always kept you hanging, it could have been better if it wasn’t so predicticing on some parts. Over all it was a wonderful book I thought. There could have had more creepy things in it, but it was still interesting. I thought it was a entertaining book, I like when Samantha first met Clarissa it was very interesting. I liked many things about this book. It was neat after the wishes where granted you never knew what would happen next, it was very entertaining! I would recommend this book, beacuase you never knew what was going to happen next. There was so many turns in the book. Also, it had so much detail in every part in the book. I think you all would highly enjoy this book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    I read Goosebumps: Be Careful What You Wish For. Out of the goo

    I read Goosebumps: Be Careful What You Wish For. Out of the goosebump books that I already read it wasn’t my favorite. The book was about a girl named Samantha Bryd. She is the laughing stalk of a girl’s basketball team. Judtih Bellwood makes her like miserable on and off the court, but everything is about to change.Sam the laughing stalk of the girls basketball team and everything is about to change for her. She meets someone who can grant her three wishes for real. Since there wishes are coming true. Her life is turning into a living nightmare. Judtih Bellwood has beening trying to ruin Sam’s life forever. Even though the things that Sam wants to happen to her, but might not be a good thing at all. Sam regreets everything tha she wished for cause it has truned in the worst things ever. She tries to take them back, but nothing will change. This book I didn’t like because it didn’t make any sense to me. I figured that more would have happened then it did. I figured instead of things happening to Judtih; I thought it would back fire and happen to Sam instead. Even everything happened to Judtih it ended up messing up Sam’s life even more then it was before everything happened. This book I didn’t like because it didn’t make any sense to me. I figured that more would have happened then it did. I figured instead of things happening to Judtih; I thought it would back fire and happen to Sam instead.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    LOL

    Love it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Wishin xD

    I wish for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 wishes.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    The fortune teller

    I think that this book was awsome!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 69 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)