Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Catch the most wanted Goosebumps characters--undead or alive...

The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! There is no place to hide. Nothing is safe!

Jay Gardner is a mischievous kid who can't stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, Jay gets in so much trouble, his family is forced to move. But there's something odd about Jay's new town. Why does everyone have lawn gnomes in front of their ...

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Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

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Overview

Catch the most wanted Goosebumps characters--undead or alive...

The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! There is no place to hide. Nothing is safe!

Jay Gardner is a mischievous kid who can't stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, Jay gets in so much trouble, his family is forced to move. But there's something odd about Jay's new town. Why does everyone have lawn gnomes in front of their homes? And why is everyone afraid to go outside at night? Jay is about to learn that mischief can lead to terror.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606267618
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Goosebumps Most Wanted Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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 November 5, 2012

    GREAT BOOK

    i really like this book because its soo entertaining & scary.A defanite Buy.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Lahela

    I want it soo badly!!!! I love goosebumps!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Hey people click here

    Hahahahahahahaha thus book is so funny hahahaha

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    To any 10-11 yr old guy

    Hi my name is lexi and i live in st louis,missouri. I'm 10 yrs old and...well.....this is kinda awkward to say.....um ok well...maybe they'd like to u no....be my.....bf i hope?

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Super awesome

    Best book ever so cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Go goosebumps

    I'm 12 and I think all 12 year olds should have this book!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Quite The Book

    Out of the first few pages, I found this book simply spooky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Cuteybrat

    Love it. A good series to read for kids or anyone. : )

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Awesomeness

    Just pure awesomeness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Goosebumps rules

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    LOVED IT!!!!

    Its a great book and i would again and again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Okay

    This is a okay book

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    Posted May 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Very good

    I like this book alot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Gnobs look like they fuck themselves all night

    They are gay gnobs!(new species).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Boo

    Et you suck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Great book i really enjoyed this book and i really don't read horror books.

    The ending is really shocking I read it in 1 day !!!!! I hope others enjoyed and will enjoy this masterpiece!!!!!

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    Posted August 11, 2014

    Crazy book

    This book made like no sense but its good

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