Creep from the Deep (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #2)

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It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book!

Billy and his sister, Sheena, unwittingly dive into a terrifying mystery when they accept a surprise invitation to HorrorLand--the amusement park that always lives up to its name.
But first Billy and Sheena must sink or swim aboard a doomed ship that happens to be...

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Goosebumps HorrorLand #2: Creep From the Deep

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Overview

It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book!

Billy and his sister, Sheena, unwittingly dive into a terrifying mystery when they accept a surprise invitation to HorrorLand--the amusement park that always lives up to its name.
But first Billy and Sheena must sink or swim aboard a doomed ship that happens to be underwater--with a captain who happens to be dead. At least, he used to be!

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  • Goosebumps Horrorland Series
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

R. L. Stine's tale (Scholastic, pap. 2008) opens with Billy and his sister Sheena spending time with their uncle on his hi-tech research boat where they discover that they are near the wreckage of a long-lost pirate ship. The three wedge themselves into their uncle's deep-sea submarine to search for the ruins. No sooner do they discover the ship than things start to go horribly awry. Narrated by Jeff Woodman, continuous eerie background music and simple, but copious sound effects give the production the feel of an old-time radio play. Distractingly loud mood music interferes with the narration of the opening sequence, but then quiets down. The undead skeletons' chant is unnerving and spine-chilling, and a suggested beheading (only in a character's imagination) seems excessively violent. This creepy, ghostly adventure is not for the faint of heart.-Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Galaxie Branch, Apple Valley, MN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439918701
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Goosebumps HorrorLand Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 126,177
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine

R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie. www.RLStine.com.

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!"

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    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:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2008

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    THis book is good!

    This book is good because you never know whats going to happen next. It is not that educational and you don't realy know wich world they are in at the end but that happens just to confuse you.It is scary but not to scary. You will have to read it to know the rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST GOOSEBUMPS BOOK I HAVE EVER READ

    this book was so exciting i loved it.it kept me on the edge of my seat.the book ended with a big mystery so i cant wait for the next book to find out.r.l stine writes the best books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    As fun as I remember it!

    I read this with my 5-year-old, scary-story-loving son. Creepy without being nightmare-inducing, this story is just as kid-friendly as it was when I was a kid. My son loved it, and is saving up his chore money for the next book in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Scary Fun!

    My 1st grader is a voracious reader who stumbled across the first book of the Horrorland series and loved it. I was concerned about the age appropriateness of the books and have been reading them, too. The first book was okay, but this was one a bit more intense and graphic. No pictures in it; so it will have to come from your imagination. Maybe mine is too vivid. . . Otherwise, a good read. I will be sure to preread any others others before my young one gets to it. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    The kids love it!

    its something the kids enjoy! As for myself i would rather read something else. my kids range from 5-16 the oldest has a disability but he loves it as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

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    it is the BEST book in the series...(to me)I like the part when the...ooops! I almost gave it away.

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