Classic Goosebumps #8: Say Cheese and Die! [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out . . . different.
When Greg takes a picture of his father's ...
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Classic Goosebumps #8: Say Cheese and Die!

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Overview

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

Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out . . . different.
When Greg takes a picture of his father's brand-new car, it's wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car.
It's like the camera can tell the future--or worse. Maybe it makes the future!

It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with a guide to haunted machines and other all-new bonus material!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545405836
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 68,985
  • 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 January 7, 2012

    Ha-ha -A

    Ok, this book was very good, but the next one, 'Say Cheese and Die Again' was awesome!!!!! So funny. And normally I can' t stand reading books again, but I can read that one over and over again. This one is good too, plus you have to read this one to read the next one and you have to read the next one so... you have to read this one! Enjoy!


    -A

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    it is like the best goosebumps book i ever read

    it is like the best goosebumps book i ever read

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Great

    This book is great!!!! You can read this book on the nook color. I have say cheese an die again on a real book. I never read the the first one until i got this one. The book was great!!!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Fantastic!

    It is a great book for people who enjoy a good scare

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

    The camera of DOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Kayla

    This book is awesome

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    The winner says....

    It is an awesome book. Please get it!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Cool

    Best. Book. Evah!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Ggfd

    How old is Kayla, and should she post that?

    Anyway, great book!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Goosebumps

    I love this book this book when u start to get to the middle it gets beter and i hope u love the book to im a goosebumps fan
    have all the goosebumps books

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Never want to touch a camera again:ausome,horrifiing

    Love r

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Goose bumps

    I loved this book! Its so good and i think that it is a perfect childrens horror book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Rating

    Sounds like a good book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Go goos Go goosse umps Go goosebumps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!

    This book is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Great

    This was my favorite one. So good.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Keep

    Stop swaring!! Kids go on here

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Thre S***

    Best f****** book ever!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Favorite

    This was one of my top 3 favorite Goosebumps books. Goosebumps is a great series for anyone that likes easy going thriller and suspense, and a simple plot. Great series, and this is a great book. Recommended for kids 8 to 10.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Cupcake10

    JK THIS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Say cheese and die

    I luv this book i read it in one whole day and i couldnt put it down!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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