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Classic Goosebumps #2: Deep Trouble [NOOK Book]

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Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you ...
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Classic Goosebumps #2: Deep Trouble

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Overview

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!

In DEEP TROUBLE, find out why Billy Deep and his sister, Sheena, are afraid of dark lagoons, coral reefs, and anything that appears to be half-human, half-fish!

Now with all-new bonus materials including real-life shark tales and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545405768
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 74,556
  • 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!"

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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 9, 2011

    Best book ever

    Buy this book

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Puchase it

    Its sooo awesome i want to beg my mom to give me money and if you think the book is stupid your stupid ps if you like it your my friend in me

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Classic goosebumps #2

    Goosebumps #2 is AWSOME!!! I bet the whole series is AWSOME too!!!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    OMG

    A mermaid in a goosebump book?Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love the ending

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Agh

    LOVE IT SSSOOO MUCH

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    I love it!

    I started reading this book because i had nothing else to do, but after reading a couple chapters, i really liked it. I'm not gonna spoil it, but i'm just saying that, this sends you on a journey about the deep ocean, features some violence, surprise, and suspence. I highly recommend reading this book. FIVE STARS If you love horror and blood pumping suspence, GO BUY THIS BOOK!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    :p

    Oh my goth this book was clawsome!""!!!!"!"

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Anonymous

    Love the book! I havent finished yet but i love the suspense!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Cool

    Awesome book i like it cause it filled with adventures:)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Awsome

    This book is full of adventure surprises and lots of terror that will make you read until the ladt word.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    To Rock lee

    I will be your nook friend just write back to Silly129934 with your name emaiil address first name and laast name and i can become your nook friend.and really good book when you get to chaptef 3 or 2 it get really interesting

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    This book is totally awesome

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    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    GREAT BOOK

    This is an awesome book with a lot of twist and turns and as you've heard it inculdes mermaids. If you enjoy R.L Stine's scary and intersting book you'll love this one. I know I did.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Fun

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    Great

    Love All the goosebumps

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    AWSOME!!!!!!!!

    This is a have to read book, if you like Goosebumps that is. You have to read it!!! :-))

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Romio

    Its the best book i have it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Anna

    The book is boss

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Good book

    It was a great story with alot of action and adventures. I didnt give it 5 stars because it was not scary like the other ones like for example welcome to dead house that one would be 5 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Goosebumps

    Goosebumps novels are amazing. They leave you in suspense and hungry for more. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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