Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes

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

Two pink flamingos. A whole family of plaster skunks. Joe Burton's dad loves those tacky lawn ornaments. But then he brings home two ugly lawn gnomes. And that's when the trouble starts.
Late at night, When everyone's asleep.
Someone's creeping ...

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Classic Goosebumps #19: Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes

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Overview


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

Two pink flamingos. A whole family of plaster skunks. Joe Burton's dad loves those tacky lawn ornaments. But then he brings home two ugly lawn gnomes. And that's when the trouble starts.
Late at night, When everyone's asleep.
Someone's creeping in the garden. Whispering nasty things. Smashing melons. Squashing tomatoes.
No way two dumb old lawn ornaments could be causing all the trouble? Is there?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545298353
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 297,211
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (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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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    goosebumps

    thi book contains great text and a graet plot. if it where up to me i would give it five stars and two thumbs up.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Rockx!!!!!!!!

    Read this book now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Brady

    I like this book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I love this book

    This book is awesome i love it! You should try it!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Knomes

    Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Goosebump fan

    A mystery that will keep u turning pages.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Anonomous

    All the books that look really funny by r.l stine are REALLY good. R.l stine is 1 of my favorite authors and this book kept me on the edge of my seat! READ IT! READ IT NOW!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Bad

    This book you should never read NEVER!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Sounds GOod

    (Same as headline)

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Awesome

    Grrat book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2003

    A GREAT PAGE TURNER

    Joe and Mindy's dad just got two ugly gnomes...that are not gnomes. All the melons from their mean next door neighbor got smashed. Joe heard howling one night so he decides to sneak out and check on their dog. Mindy catches him and asks what are you doing up now? He says that he's going to eat the last melon weven though he was checking on the dog. The next morning the melon was eaten. Mindy says she caught Joe going outside and he said he was going to eat the last melon. And Joe sees that the gnomes have a melon seed on their lips. I enjoyed this book and if you like goosebumps books you should

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    this is a fun book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the craziest book I've ever read. This is what it is about.... The main characters are Mindy and Joe Burton. It all starts when thier dad purchases two scary looking lawn knomes. That night something happend out side. Oh no the trouble starts!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2002

    You will keep guessing till the very end

    Joe and Mindy's dad brings home two of the ugliest lawn ornaments lawn gnomes. Late at night these to evil lawn ornaments come alive. Every night they ruin Mr. McCall's award winning mellons, tomatoes and alot more! These two little lawn gnomes even start ruining Joe and Mindy's blue ribbon tomatoes. Joe is the only one who can see these creatures come to life so everyone thinks he's crazy. This book will have you guessing to the very end because you never know what they're going to do next!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    FANTASTIC BOOK

    I love the book and I thought it was well put together. I like the bit when the Gnomes are getting everyone into trouble.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Listen

    i have the orignal copy of this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    I know right

    I mean god

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    God pepole

    God pepole this isent facebook or some love websigte gees get a life any way its a good book

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    Posted February 26, 2013

    New chatroom

    Whos kaityl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    To kaitlyn

    I love you frim bill

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Hi

    Hello

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