Night of the Giant Everything (Goosebumps Horrorland: Hall of Horrors Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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

When 11-year-old Steven Sweeney is tricked into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals by his classmates, things begin to get strange. Either his toothbrush is growing, or he is shrinking! Steven has to navigate his way through gigantic dust bunnies, enormous birds, and other once seemingly harmless, everyday items to get to ...
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Night of the Giant Everything (Goosebumps Horrorland: Hall of Horrors Series #2)

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Overview

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

When 11-year-old Steven Sweeney is tricked into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals by his classmates, things begin to get strange. Either his toothbrush is growing, or he is shrinking! Steven has to navigate his way through gigantic dust bunnies, enormous birds, and other once seemingly harmless, everyday items to get to his best friend's house for help. Will he be able to make it through the day and return to his original size?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545388603
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 107,276
  • 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 January 19, 2012

    Hey

    Poor R.L.Stine
    You should be worn out by writing so much books they are very good books you are my favorite auther they are so much haters you have been a good sport and kept writing but dont listen to those haters you are very talented i wish i could get your autograph i will always be here to support.
    Keep writing good books


    Your biggest fan

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    GOOD BOOK! ;)

    This is a GRAET book! ;o

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    SUPER POOPER

    BUT WHAT IF MY NOOK STARTS TALKING TO ME? BOCON ! BACON ! BACON

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Bluekitten15

    I LOVE GOOSEBUMPS I SAW THE TV SHOWS AND READ ALL THE SIRES. GO GOOSEBUMPS

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    More books

    R.L Stine I love your books but could you get Barnes and Noble to post the horror land series thank you so much.

    P.S if you want to keep writing good books just do what you do and they will be great.

    Your biggest fan

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Woo hoo

    Loved it you should get it!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Perfection

    I already has the book, but u gotta admit, r.l stine rules!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Great

    Not scary,but awesome.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Tiny man

    The tiny man in this book is funny I want to give 20 stars *********************

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Goosebump LOVER#1

    Still have to read it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Wow%21

    Its+so+good.+ITS+a+wow%21+To+me+I+love+it.kids+love+and+parents+fear.+Please+keep+parent+calm+while+reading.no+little+kids+or+babies+should+read+or+hear+cuz+can+badly+scare+them.+Happy+reading.Or+should+i+say+scare+your+self+reading+it+hopefuly+you+can+make+it+through+the+scares%3Fwell+any+way+hope+the+surviving+way+is+the+way+you+make+it+out+not+the+scared+to+death+way+like+parents+and+little+kids%2F+babies+way.+Aahh%21+I+amost+forgot+it+can+cost+lots+of+money+to+buy+other+scary+books+abd+series+like+goosebumps+and+horrorland+probly+costs+both++900%24-1000%24+to+buy+them.+Wow%21thats+a+lot.+Well+bye+and+see+you+in+the+graves+or+living.+If+i+find+you.but+prpobly+at+the+graves.cuz+5+-++10%25of+us+live+and+90+-+95%25+of+us+get+scared+to+death.+Nice+knowing+you+if+i+know+you.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2011

    really good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Night of the big thing

    Never let your little sister touch thigs you don't want them to touch

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Awesome

    I have not bought it yet but i know R.L Stine did great. I love goosebumps! I have Goosebumps 2000. The book Brain Juice. R.L Stine should make more Goosebumps. Go Goosebumps!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    sweeeeeeeet booooooooook

    I loveeeeeeee thisssss boooook!!!!!!!!!##

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Rl stine

    This was a really good book. Im 21 nd ,oved it. Read it with my little sis. How many pages does it have cant remember....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    I love R Lsine

    Ive read all the classic goose bumps and im startimg on horor land i love it





    Ur mega biggist fan :D

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    WHAT IS A CLAN?????

    WHAT IS A CLAN???????

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Great book not lying.

    I really like goosebump books the only thing: do not read before bed

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Horrerland

    It's awsome.I've read it 18
    Times

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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