Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors #5: Don't Scream! [NOOK Book]

Overview

Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying.

Jack Harmon can't think of anything worse than getting picked on by the bullies at school, until he discovers an even bigger threat. After finding a cell phone, Jack begins to hear a strange voice on the other end. Jack keeps trying to make his new "friend" happy. Now everyone thinks Jack has...
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Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors #5: Don't Scream!

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Overview

Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying.

Jack Harmon can't think of anything worse than getting picked on by the bullies at school, until he discovers an even bigger threat. After finding a cell phone, Jack begins to hear a strange voice on the other end. Jack keeps trying to make his new "friend" happy. Now everyone thinks Jack has lost his mind. How can he overcome an something that he can't see but is everywhere?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545392570
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 98,028
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 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 13, 2012

    Best goosebumps

    I love how scary it is
    It so scary i was scared to pick up the phone i saw on the bus yesterday at school
    OMG i wish it would have continued instead of have a ending when cool things were still happening

    20 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Amazing book and very detailed

    19 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Chelsea.

    This book is very interesting & creative. The deeper in the story you get the more the title becomes true. It will have goosbumps down your back.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Just to let u know

    :*( dont read this before bed

    14 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    So creppy!

    I think evey one shuold read this book and when u read the ending youll be very suprised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Looks like a good book

    I am a fan of the goosebumps genre even though it has stretched back to before me it looks like a moderately good book .

    11 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Amazingg

    This book was really detailed. I love all of R.L Stein's books. I couldnt stop reading them! I finished this book and i realllyyyy loved it. It is scary and will pull you in with so many details you just feel like youre in the action. Once again, i LOVE this book!!!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Vegas polosky (pookie)

    I didnt read it on nook but i hav the book and i loved it so really dont sceaeaeaeaeam! I love the book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Good book Good book!

    Had a good time reading this book.i can read it over.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Horror

    This book is really good

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Dying to read

    Awesome and creepy

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    This book is afishaly cool!!!!!

    Luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Love it

    I couldnt put my nook down!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Ggg

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    the book is amazing

    Im new to nook and my name is jonathan araujo

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Luv it

    I think this book was a very good book because i was emaging me as the main character

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Shivverrr

    Goosebumps. This is very scary!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    COOL

    I am reviewing on Dont scream and it is AWESOME i liked it when he gets angry about Emmy going to all of his electronics but i was sad when he gave his watch that his grandfatger gave him

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!!!

    I read it and i was amazing

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    dont scream

    ahhhhhhhh help me. i loved that book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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