Classic Goosebumps #15: Ghost Beach [NOOK Book]

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Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best-selling classic. No swimming. No surfing. No haunting.

Jerry can't wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story. A story about a ghost who is three hundred years old. A ghost who comes out when the moon is full. A ghost . . . who lives deep inside the cave! ...
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Classic Goosebumps #15: Ghost Beach

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Overview

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best-selling classic. No swimming. No surfing. No haunting.

Jerry can't wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story. A story about a ghost who is three hundred years old. A ghost who comes out when the moon is full. A ghost . . . who lives deep inside the cave! Jerry knows it's just another silly made-up ghost story . . . isn't it?!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545294669
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #15
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 111,878
  • 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 August 28, 2012

    Ghost beach

    It was a really good book. I read it a lot of times and again. It was very thrilling as what was going to happen until the end of the story.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2004

    Scary and Interesting

    This book will make you want to read it again and again. The book is very thrilling and exiting. You just can't put it down. There's alot of surprises espacially the ending. Go Buy It!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    So awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is so amazing! When you read it you feel like your right there and you can picture it in your mind as you read it. The ending is amazing! I just love the twis....... acually im going to let you figure it out.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2007

    #1 R.L. Stine Fan

    This book was awesome! I defenitly think you should read it. It is very suspenseful. I think it was one his best books. Very Good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    GO R.L. stine

    Yea

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

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    SCARY!!!!

    This is by far one of the scariest and most suspenseful goosebumps books you will ever read. not for those who get scared easily or those who are afraid of ghosts!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2004

    it was cool!

    this book was...okay. i mean, dont get me wrong, it was good. just not <i>as</i> good as the other RL stine has wrote. i liked the ending best. it was cool.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Gifif

    One of the best goosebumps book I ever read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!

    This is like the best ever!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    This is a Real Nightmare!!

    I'm not done reading this book yet, but so far it's pretty outstanding. This is the first Goosebumps book that I ever read and I'm glad I'm reading it because it is an awesome book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Book Review of Goosebumps Ghost Beach By: Juan Larrea

    Book Review of Goosebumps Ghost Beach
    By: Juan Larrea

    It was 2 days until my book review was due. I had no time and I didn’t even touch my book. I looked everywhere for a ridiculously short book. Desperately trying to find such a book lead me to my draws, inside was an old book from my childhood I thought I would never read. The book was just lying there begging to be read one day. It was also covered by a thick layer of dust. Goosebumps Ghost Beach was the title of the book. I knew not to judge a book by its cover but I couldn’t hold it, I said to myself “That’s one corny cover…”. It was a ghost roaming around of what looks like an abandoned beach. Scary right? I didn’t care it was the only book that had no more than 200 pages but a little more than 100. I had no other choice, either read or have the possibility of failing English class. I read every word carefully attempting to at least know the characters names. I read further on and during the process I’ve grown fond of this book. It was actually pretty good! I said to myself “I read a book and liked it…”.I was also surprised how such a small book can be a really cool one, for example “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. I like stories that have bad endings; it gives it more of a creepy feel. The characters in the book were always mischievous and it felt like it would’ve been a real family. The setting really explained a lot, so much that I can imagine myself being there. I don’t really have anything else to say but it was a good experience to read this. I’m also not a fan of horror stories but I still like this one. Ill rate it 9.5/10. Ill recommend this book to people of all ages. It wasn’t inappropriate, disturbing, or anything. This proves that a good book doesn’t need anything else but the story line, characters, and setting. And also plot twists, never forget about the plot twists. Thank you R.L Stine you managed to not to waste my time and (hopefully) get a good grade on my book review!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2006

    What A Great Book !

    I think Stine has done a wonderful job with this book. It really gives you the goosebumps ! Read it !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2006

    IT'S A REAL NIGHTMARE!!!

    Hey, girls! Get ready to creep out! Help Jerry and his OLDER sister stop the ghost before she (the ghost) plans their (Jerry and his sister) fate.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    If you ask me...

    If you ask me Ghost Beach was one of the many divine books R.L. Stine has written. Like most of his books it has adventure and suspence!! GOOD JOB STINE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    Now Thats a Book

    This was good book, but ended with the chills. Terrie and Jerry's (main people in story) cosins were ghosts. It was ended like the cosins wanted to kill Terrie and Jerry! WOW. That gave me the chills. If you like 'Goosebumps' books then defintly dive into 'Ghost Camp' and 'Vampier Breath'. Preety good books! BUY THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Omg

    Good book. Only read the sample though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Dang it

    I would be able to freely but it but m mom loxked the buying process ans than she forgot the dang password so I am NOT a happy camper! *0* Xl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    TO PERFECTPRINCESSPOPERGIRL

    JUST FORCE HER TO STOP.
    HOW OLD IS SHE?
    WHAT IS HER NAME?
    WHAT IS HER GRADE?
    WHAT SCHOOL DOES SHE GO TO?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Ifcggftftgrgf

    CREEPY! don't watch moviiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Kade

    It looks good but I cant get it

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