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Monster Blood (Classic Goosebumps Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic ...
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Monster Blood (Classic Goosebumps Series #3)

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Overview

Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!

Evan visits an eerie old toy store and buys a dusty can of Monster Blood. But then he notices something weird about the slimy green ooze. It keeps growing. And growing. And growing.

And all that growing has given the Monster Blood a monstrous appetite. . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545405782
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 107,715
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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 December 25, 2011

    Monster blood

    I loved this book because im a great horror fan

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Amazing

    I loved this book all my friends said this was a good book and it was i definlty recomend this book

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    That book was a good book i would always read his goosebumbs books

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    My mom was being a big bat head!

    My mom was being big bat head not letting me get this book! I have wanted this book and to find it ever since I read Goosebumps: Monster Blood II. I read that book for my book report wich was the only time I read that wich was in I am assuming was either August or September! God that book was good read the entire book I think at CLC at I think 3:45 or something like that. And ever since I have wanted Goosebump: Monster Blood! Thank You. (P.S. If you guys can or even care please write a review saying "I support you!") Thank You!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Awsome

    Goosebumps is so awsome I love it I even watch it on tv on the hub.I have seen all of them.I have read all of them if you like this you should like kingdom keepers

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    I read the paper back book and it was great, more than great!

    I did a report on it in 4th grade and made a float on when they were runing down the street from the monster blood. I totaly recomend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Good bok

    This is great ate monster blod

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Good book

    Its a a good book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Sup

    Asome

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    I loved this book in fourth grade!

    I loved readin goosebumps but now im 11 but i still wanna read hall of horrors for some reason. Hahahaha

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 24, 2014

    Makayla rocks : )

    How many pages? I hope this is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Scary is my thing

    I always love scary books,movies,and tv series so this book is perfect for me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    I love goosebumps books

    I love.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Scary

    I had a dream like that before and i had a dog i was probaly 8 and i thought my dog was growibg whuch she was i thought she was a monster i had a big imagination and i knew she was a puppy and they grew this just reminded me of almost 4 years. Amazing book and series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    This book is awsome i recemed this book

    I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Help

    I jusylt got a guestion does it have the map at the end of the book i was wonder causei want to read but i need to know if the boojk has a map at the end

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 30, 2013

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    Add as a nook freind I am 11 years old....this is a good book

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