The Headless Ghost (Goosebumps Series)

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The ghost who haunts Hill House can't seem to get his head on straight--since he lost it over 100 years ago.
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Overview

The ghost who haunts Hill House can't seem to get his head on straight--since he lost it over 100 years ago.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590568746
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Goosebumps Series , #37
  • Pages: 113
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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 September 6, 2007

    The Best Goosebump ever!

    I bought this book it was the best Goosebump.I think the scarys part in book is when Andrew get his head rip foff by the headlees ghost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    This book, The Headless Ghost, by R.L.Stine, is about a house th

    This book, The Headless Ghost, by R.L.Stine, is about a house that is haunted by the “headless” ghost. Duane and Stephanie love to take the tour of, the scariest house in town, Hill House. There was a sea captain that had to go back to sea. Annabel left after the captain went to sea. One day Stephanie and Duane are on the tour of the house trying to look for the headless ghost’s head.

    They also love to scare other kids. They throw spiders at them, hide in the bushes, and call themselves the Twin Terrors.

    I would recommend this book for people ages 10 and up, because of the horror in the book, but if you like horror stories and stuff; then read this book at night around 11:00. Like R.L.Stine says “reader beware, you’re in for a scare”. The book was very scary. I think R.L.Stine is a very good author, because I am not scared easily, but his books scare me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2005

    i liked it!

    i thought this book was really good. this is my 3rd favorite goosebumps book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2004

    I love this book!

    I read this book back when I was 10 in 1996 and I STILL remember it. It was great and I would read it now at 18. As a matter of fact, I'm going to go look for a copy tommorrow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2004

    A must read book

    From the moment you pick up the book it was scary.I loved the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    Scary!

    This book was scary. Its about two kids that sneek into this old ghost tour house to find the headless ghost's head and see real ghost and stuff. They see real ghosts all right. Now they have to run for their lives! It is a real page turner. There are freaky things on every page. Scary.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2004

    EXELLENT ,EXELLENT ,EXELLENT

    BEST.THIS BOOK IS ABOUT TWO KIDS TAKING A TOUR IN A RUNDOWN OLD HOUSE THEIR TOUR GIDE(OTTO)TELLS THEM A STORY ABOUT A SEA CAPTIAN WHO BIULT THE HOUSE.HE DIED AT SEA HE HAUNTED THE HOUSE EVERY NIGHT.EVERY YEAR GUESTS DIED IN THE HOUSE.A GUEST NAMED ANDREW CRAW WENT TO THE CELER AND FOUND THE CAPTIN'S GHOST,HE PULLS OFF ANDREW'S HEAD!ANDREW'S FAMILY ALSO DIED FOR DIFFERENT RESONS. EVERY NIGHT ANDREW HAUNTS THE HOUSE LOOKING FOR HIS HEAD! OTTOS A GHOST TOO!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2003

    GOOSEBUMPS-HEADLESS GHOST

    THIS WAS DEFINATELY THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ. IT ALMOST COULD BE CONSIDERED TO BE SCARY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    Scary

    This book was really scary! I didn't think it would be because the other goosebumps aren't very scary. This one has a surprise ending. It's given me nightmares a few times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    This was a great book.

    This story was about some kids messing around in a old house. They stated to here strange sounds in all of the rooms and the halls. The kids go in one of the rooms and find the head of a person.They ran out of the house screaming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2002

    I especially liked the ending for this book.

    This was the best Goosebumps book I've ever read! It was very scary! I highly recommend it! It's about two friends who are on a tour in a haunted house, and they get lost! There's a rumor that the head of a ghost is in there, so they look for it! It has an ending that took me by suprise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2001

    Scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think it was the creepiest book he wrote!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2000

    Astounding!

    an excellent book. my first ever goosebumps that was very enjoyable! It had a great ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2000

    The Ghost Headlless the Kids are Brainless

    Two kids wander away from a tour of hill house in search of A head a 100 year od hea but will they find it?Find out in this five star thriller!! thats better thn The hot zone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2000

    Awesome!

    This book was so awesome!! If you didn't read this book yet, go read it! Hey, what are you waiting for?

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