Classic Goosebumps #5: One Day at Horrorland [NOOK Book]

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Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ...
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Classic Goosebumps #5: One Day at Horrorland

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Overview

Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ride--and scream each scream--for the very first time. Because it might also be their last.

LOOK in the back of the BOOK: This special collector's edition includes a secret guide to the new Goosebumps HorrorLand series, tips & tricks for the Goosebumps HorrorLand video game, and more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545405805
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 61,355
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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 December 28, 2011

    GREAT BOOK

    Thisvis a great book with a lot of twists and turns. This is truly R.L. Stine at his best. If you like Goosebumps you'll LOVE this book.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Awesome

    Fantastic!!!! I say that this was the best goosebumps book R.L Stine has ever written. I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! Way to go!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    This book was very good. I do recomend:)

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    i love goosebumps!!!

    Thanks for making goosebumps r.l. stine

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Action packed:thrilling

    I was on my toes when they couldn't get out of horrorland. LOVE reading R.L. Stines books and especially the q and r's in the back of the books

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One of the best goosebump book ever!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Rl stine

    I love rl stine

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Omg

    Omg i absolutley love this book! Rl stine u rock. Rock on ! Keep it up mr

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Read my review!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have read all the classic gousebumps.Iove them!Now I have to read all of R.L STINE'S. RL STINE YOU ROCK!You diserve a million dollar for all your books!All your books diserve a 100%!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Cool

    All the goosebumps books are great!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Amazing

    This book made me happy

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Happy

    Hhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaapppppppp ppppppppppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2011

    Sooo good

    One of the greats

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    To any 10 yr old guy

    I'm 10 and need a bf. Reply to alexis (me) if u want to hang out

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    To any boys 12 to 13

    I really just want to chat so give me some thing to chat about i would lile to talk to any boys who r brave enough to talk to a crazy red-head!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    By Ourious

    A must read! I love it! Tottally freaky!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Best f****** book ever

    Best book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Pretty girl swagger

    I love this book its better then any book you guy and girls read love you guys

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Great

    This is one of the best books yet.





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    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Great book

    This book was awesome the author made it like you were in the story. I TOTALLY RECCOMEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could do more than just 5 stars. R.L. Stine is a great author, I have read about 110 of his books and they are all great!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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