Return of the Mummy (Classic Goosebumps Series #18) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best selling classic. Now with bonus materials!

After last year's scary adventure, Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all those creepy mummies.
Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A...
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Return of the Mummy (Classic Goosebumps Series #18)

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Overview

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best selling classic. Now with bonus materials!

After last year's scary adventure, Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all those creepy mummies.
Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies back to life. Gabe's uncle says it's just a hoax.
But now it sounds like something's moving in the mummy's tomb.
No way a couple of dumb words can wake the dead.
Can they?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545300711
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #18
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 283,610
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine

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. 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 May 22, 2003

    The scariest book you may ever read!!

    If you are looking for a good book that you just can't keep your hands off of this is it .This book kept me turning pages,I just couldn't set it down!It's a good book to read if you have a little freetime and love to read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Gymnastics fan:)

    This is like one of the best books ever. Even though i raed it like a milloin times it never gets old and its a book you will
    Love because it a really good book and if you adore scary sories (horror) its a perfect book/sieries for you. You wont regret reading this book! Enjoy

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    I love it .period

    Thia book is probably the best book i have ever read. It keps you sooo locked in that you cant put i tdown for even one second. This book is a real page turner. And if you llov eto read this book is definitly for you, yes i mean you! I love the ending. And the thing i love the most about it is that it doesnt get bored for even one second. And me of all people should know that sometimes books get kinda boring when you read this but this book is not one of them. I highly recomend this book to book worms and by that people who love to read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Awsome

    I love this book. IT IS SOOOOO SCAREYY!!!!!!!!!!!. I REALLY LOVED THE ENDING. IF YOU DONT GET REALLY SCARED. You will DIE. Reading this book. I reccomend everybody to read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Cooooooool

    This book was one of my favorite's. I read a bunch of other good books of goosebumps. Everybody sould like R.L STine. He's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Heather

    Im reading the book interesting?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    this is a good scary book of mine life and little kid's shold not read a scary book like this one becausr they will have bad dream's be side I had bad dream's like all my life and so kid's what did we talk about now? So who are you

    mine name is Tammara yuki and I have a little brother and I never seen him for sixteen years because he whent to stay with new family and for me I'm geast like him but I love my new famliy because I love them so much in my heart and mind as well and I love cat's and dog's and book's and game's , sister's ,brother's ,tv, anmie xbox306 , and my peolp happy and nice and I have a boyfriend and he is nice and funny all the time but sometime's he get's mad all the time but I alway's say don't get mad because I alway's love you every much bad boy and so that's my story for tonight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

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    Dhfhffhrjjjhhhdh ood-gay ay-day

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    You

    It isNOT tetrrible

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Great

    I love goosebumps

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Is sari in this book

    Tellm me now!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    5 star sexy book

    Hot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    5 star book

    Cool


    Book


    Ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Bad book

    Bad book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Hotshot

    I was so happy when i seen them alone in the room but then my sister told me told me to stop then i peed my pants 2 times because i was nervis this book is over rated!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    There was an old lady who ate a fly......

    There was an old lady who ate a fly i dont know why she ate that fly. To chase the fly she ate a spider. To catch the spider she ate a mouse in her house. To catch the mouse she ate a cat. To catch the cat she ate a dog. To catch the dog she ate a horse. Then she burped and threw up. And went to the bathroom and finds a monster giant clone of her and she said a bad word and said me sad and me threw up animals mama. Next she kissed a goat and and gave old lady number two. She ateateateateateateateateateateateateate and burped me fat.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Omg terriable dont even buy it turns out to be dream

    Teeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaallllllllllll.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Okay?

    Its dumb, period

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2006

    I Love Mummies

    I love mummies and this book was really cool, scary, and really fast to read. One of the scariest books I've read about mummies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2005

    Filip K. P. an 8 year old bookworm I'm a boy 3/6/05

    I really love this booky . It's one of the greatest goosebump books ever . R.L. Stine is the greatest horror writer ever . I don't know any other horror writer that's as great as R.L.Stine . I want to be a great horror writer like R.L.Stine . I love R.L.Stine and his books .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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