Full Moon Halloween (The Nightmare Room Series #10) [NOOK Book]

Overview

You hold in your hand the key to a shadow world of shivers and screams. Take a step away from the safe, comfortable world you know. Unlock the door to terror. There's always room for one more in...The Nightmare Room.

Mr. Moon is throwing a Halloween party, and Tristan and his best friend Rosa have been invited. How lame! Tristan thinks. He'd rather be trick-or-treating than hanging out with his teacher!

But Mr. Moon's party is far from ...

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Full Moon Halloween (The Nightmare Room Series #10)

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Overview

You hold in your hand the key to a shadow world of shivers and screams. Take a step away from the safe, comfortable world you know. Unlock the door to terror. There's always room for one more in...The Nightmare Room.

Mr. Moon is throwing a Halloween party, and Tristan and his best friend Rosa have been invited. How lame! Tristan thinks. He'd rather be trick-or-treating than hanging out with his teacher!

But Mr. Moon's party is far from lame...because he's got a couple of werewolves on the guest list!Can Tristan escape the party? Or will he find himself trapped by a werewolf in The Nightmare Room?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061903397
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Series: Nightmare Room Series , #10
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 531,747
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • File size: 463 KB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine
R.L. Stine graduated from Rotten School at the top of his class. He had a solid D+ average. His favorite classes at school were Scratching Body Parts and Making Armpit Noises. In sixth grade, R.L. won the school Athletic Award for his performance in the W

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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Chapter One

"Hey-wait up!"

Tristan Gottschalk hurried to catch up to his friends. His shoes thudded against the hard floor. The sound echoed down the long, empty hall.

He wrapped his arm around Ray Davidoffs neck and tightened it into a choke hold. "Come on! WWF Smackdown!"

Ray jerked free of Tristan's hold. "You don't have the guts to challenge Stone Cold Ray!" he bellowed. He grabbed Tristan's arm in an armlock and shoved it up behind Tristan's back until he screamed.

Wrestling playfully, the two boys slammed into the metal lockers along the wall.

Rosa Martinez pulled Ray off Tristan. "Grow up," she said. "Let's just get out of here."

Bella Chester agreed. "The school is so creepy when everyone is gone. I can't believe we missed the late bus."

"It's dark out already," Rosa said. "And why do they dim the lights in this school so early?"

Ray laughed. "Big Bad Rosa. Since when are you afraid of the dark?"

Rosa gave him a hard shove. "I told you not to call me that. I'm tall — I'm not big!"

"You're bigger than me!" Ray cried.

Rosa scowled at him. "Can I help it if you're a shrimp?"

Tristan laughed. "You're calling Stone Cold Ray a shrimp? just because my dog is taller than he is?"

"Hey!" Ray frowned at them both. "I had a growth spurt last month. Dad says I could grow another six inches this year."

"Why are we talking about this?" Bella asked. "Hear how our voices carry down the hall? Everyone can hear our stupid conversation."

"But there's no one here," Rosa said. "The school is empty. Everyone has gone home."

"Love the echo," Ray said. He tossed back his headand let out a long, high animal howl.

Tristan laughed. "The cry of the wolf!" He joined in and they howled together.

"Give us a break," Bella groaned. She swept back her long, curly red hair. "That's not funny. Don't you watch the news on TV? Haven't you heard about the animal attacks?"

Ray sneered. "You mean you believe that junk about werewolves prowling the town? Those are just rumors. A bunch of really bored people probably made it up."

"But did you see the two cats that were attacked?" Bella replied. "They were torn apart and eaten. There was nothing left of them but their heads. Two cat heads lying in the dirt with big paw-prints all around."

"Yuck," Rosa said, making a face. "Shut up about that."

"Yeah. You're making me hungry!" Ray exclaimed.

He and Tristan cupped their hands around their mouths and howled again.

"I can't believe Mr. Moon kept us after school so long," Rosa said, ignoring them.

"Yeah. Why did he ask us to help out with his science experiments?" Bella asked. "We're not the brains in the class."

"Maybe he likes us," Rosa said.

"Ha-ha," Ray replied sarcastically. "You're kidding-right?"

They stopped at their lockers. Bella dropped some books onto her locker floor. Then she pulled out her black fleece jacket.

"I hate Mr. Moon's smile," she said. "It's like he has five hundred teeth."

"Mr. Moon looks like a vampire in an old movie," Rosa said. She pulled a red wool cap down over her short black hair. "With his hair slicked straight back like that. And those heavy eyebrows. And those beady, round eyes."

Tristan glanced down the hall. "Quiet. He can probably hear every word we're saying."

"No way," Ray said. "I'll bet you he's still in the lab injecting weird things into bird eggs."

"I think those experiments are kind of cool," Tristan said. He hiked his backpack over the shoulders of his jean jacket. "I mean, I like the idea of putting strange things in eggs and then seeing what you get."

"Don't ever invite me to your house for breakfast!" Rosa exclaimed.

They all laughed.

Rosa always cracked them up.

Ray slapped Rosa a high-five.

They slammed their lockers shut and locked them. Then they made their way through the dimly lit hall to the back exit of the school.

The four of us have been friends for a long time, Tristan thought. But Mr. Moon doesn't know that. We're not even in the same science class.

So why did he pick us to help with his experiments today?

They passed an orange-and-black poster about a school Halloween party.

"Wow. Almost Halloween," Rosa said. "Are we trick-or-treating this is year?"

Bella twisted her face, thinking hard. Whenever she did this, her green cat eyes seemed to disappear into her freckles. "I don't know," she replied. "Are we too old? How old is too old to trick-or-treat?"

"I think twelve is too old," Tristan replied. "And we're all twelve."

"Who cares?" Ray said. "We still want candyright? So, that means we're not too old. We should go out."

He bumped Bella against the wall. "Unless you're afraid of the werewolves!"

"I'm not afraid of the werewolves," Bella said, bumping him back. "But if we go out, it means we need costumes."

"Why don't we have a party this year?" Ray asked. "A costume party would be awesome. I'll put tattoos all over my chest and arms and come as Stone Cold Ray."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    TO BELOW

    IF YOU ARE REFERENCING MY LITTLE PONY'S NIGHTMARE MOON YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    AWSOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Read the book it is funny, gross,weird and kinda scary!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE BOOK READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember everything about the book when I went to school to take the test i past so if you have AR at your school read this book it is kinda easy kinda hard to read the words but it has alot of detail in it so check the book out and take the test. It is funnny in some parts it is very weird it isn't like other book it is very outthere so i hope you like the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    FUNNY BOOK

    This book was very funny. The end was hilarious. Tristan and his friend Rosa were the werewolves after all. Tristan was wrong for what he said at the very end. But I'll let you read the book!

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