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Goosebumps Most Wanted #4: Frankenstein's Dog

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

Kat is reluctant to visit her Uncle Vic Frankenstein because of all the rumors about him. People in the small town where he lives say he's a mad scientist like his great-grandfather, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster that came alive and terrorized the town. But Kat is relieved to find that even though he lives in a dark, old castle-like ...

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Overview


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

Kat is reluctant to visit her Uncle Vic Frankenstein because of all the rumors about him. People in the small town where he lives say he's a mad scientist like his great-grandfather, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster that came alive and terrorized the town. But Kat is relieved to find that even though he lives in a dark, old castle-like mansion, Uncle Vic is a quiet, gentle man, a scientist interested in building robots with artificial intelligence. Also, Kat loves Poochie, Vic's small, adorable, fluffy white dog, funny and playful. But after an accident occurs in her uncle's lab, strange things begin to happen.

Has Kat created a monster? Or is something else responsible for the horror that is unleashed?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for GOOSEBUMPS WANTED: THE HAUNTED MASK:

"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

"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

Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
Goosebumps continues to bring exciting, suspenseful books with the "Most Wanted" series. Children will love the fascinating characters and unique twists and turns of the plot. This time readers will be introduced to Kat who is getting ready to visit her uncle, Victor Frankenstein. It is said he lives in a creepy old mansion and may be a "mad scientist" creating ghoulish monsters. She is quite reluctant about her visit with all the dark rumors that surround him, but this was Kat's idea in the first place. She is hoping Uncle Vic can help her with a science project. Once Kat arrives at the mysterious house, she is quite surprised that being with Uncle Vic is not so scary after all. He is actually a quiet, interesting man, with an adorable little dog named Poochie. What could possibly go wrong? Then Kat ends up in Uncle Victor's lab when something goes terribly wrong. After the accident, strange and unexplainable events begin to take place. Did Kat accidently create a monster or is there something more evil going on in Uncle Victor's strange lab? Book four in the "Goosebumps Most Wanted" series. Reviewer: Lisette Baez
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545418010
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Series: Goosebumps Most Wanted Series , #4
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 56,194
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author


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 April 4, 2013

    Great

    Good book

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Awesome book

    It kept me turning the pages cause R.L Stine puts somthing scary the page before the chapters

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Awesome

    BEST BOOK EVER THANK YOU R.L Stine







    FROM YOUR BIGGEST FAN CLAIRE

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    NEW CODES TO AMERICAS BANKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Tdvwidbei

    I have 75 books in my wish list most of them are goosebumps duh

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Good

    It is ok I quess

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 23, 2013

    Survival rp at

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    Posted September 9, 2014

    I didnt read it yet

    LEL I KNOW ITSGONNA B GOOD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Best book ever

    Its soooooo realistic. I want to read it every day. P.S sometimes it gives me nightmares about the dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Goosebumps most wanted

    I love to read espicially scary books and i think scary books arethe best becaus it make me come over my fear so i really think r.l stine should create more books that are goosebumps

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    Posted April 16, 2014

    To heather

    I would love to have nook sex with you! (; Respond toZack...

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    This SUCKS

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    Posted March 18, 2014

    Nook sex

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    Posted March 12, 2014

    To leah from kyle

    Leah i never liked u i thought u were pathetic the whole time!! I have hated you since day one!! Wit all the name calling!! And yea the hearts that i started were mistakes they were not meant for u and the only reason i went out wit u was bc brianna told me to so u can leave and never talk to me again ever!! Ill be soo happy onve your gone! Ha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    U should read it,it awsome It's a great book!!"

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    Posted January 26, 2014

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    Posted January 21, 2014

    Crazy

    The dog look so crazy like what fu

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