Goosebumps Most Wanted #2: Son of Slappy

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The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them undead or alive!

Hello dummy! The evil puppet you hate to love is back for a brand new scare.

Jackson Stander is every parent's dream. He doesn't get into trouble, he always does his homework, and he never, ever lies. His teachers all trust him completely. He even volunteers at the local Youth Center. But that was all before Jackson ...

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Overview


The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them undead or alive!

Hello dummy! The evil puppet you hate to love is back for a brand new scare.

Jackson Stander is every parent's dream. He doesn't get into trouble, he always does his homework, and he never, ever lies. His teachers all trust him completely. He even volunteers at the local Youth Center. But that was all before Jackson came across an evil ventriloquist dummy. Now he must deal with Slappy and the son of Slappy as they wreak havoc on his family and friends. Jackson will soon see that two Slappy's are not better than one!

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Praise for GOOSEBUMPS WANTED: THE HAUNTED MASK

"...this book offers a great opportunity to rediscover what makes Stine so special: his swift characterizations, icky ideas, and prose that offers the exact right amount of cover-your-eyes detail." -Booklist

"Pure, Goosebumps–style terror-by-formula, polished through use to such a high gloss that it slides along frictionlessly–a worthy celebration of the series' 20th anniversary." -Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545417990
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Goosebumps Most Wanted Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 99,402
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (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 January 7, 2013

    BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!

    This a great book. It had a weirder twist than any other goosebumps books i've read. It's a very, very , very great book. Buy it if you're goosebumps fan. BUY THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Cant wait

    It looks awesome like the rest of the series

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Hoh

    Best book ever I love it im goosebumps#1fan

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Lahela

    Is it good? I love goosebumps!!!!!!!!!:)

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    The son of slappy

    I love this book because I mostly read goosebumps scary books and enjoy them I would recomend this book for ages 10 and over - AT

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I love this book

    This book is one of the best slappy books you could resd

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Galia

    I have all the books in my room and i have a HUGE! Slappy poster and all the other villans

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Outpaw

    Ran home.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Great

    Best book ever!!!!! Slappy is my faveorite villian!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Omg it rocks

    Best book ever r.l. stine is da'man hes almost as awesome as bob clupach in the 2013iditarod p.s. this is writen by reid michael kerr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Heuf

    Is there another

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Son of slappy

    Sounds so good i
    I

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Bestvbook

    Sooooo cool

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    OMG!!!!!!!

    I LOVE GOOSEBUMPS!!!!! HAVENT READ BUTSoUNds AwSoME!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    This book is the best book ever

    Even the sample is great it says the laptop really has someones lap still stuck to iher


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Hi

    Slappy has a son? Oh, wow. OH NO!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    K

    I havent red it yet but i no it will be awsome

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    THIS R.L. STINE BOOK IS AMAZING

    Read this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Stupid

    Dumbest fricking book ever!

    2 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Lookes awsome

    Best book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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