Vampire Breath (Classic Goosebumps #21)

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

Tough. That's Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They're not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy's basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath.
Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have never opened ...

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Overview


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

Tough. That's Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They're not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy's basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath.
Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have never opened that bottle of Vampire Breath. Because now there's a vampire in Freddy's basement. And he's very, very thirsty....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545298377
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps Series , #21
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 189,319
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (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 June 2, 2008

    A reviewer

    really good book. Im a 9 year old reader and I loved it. it is the best book you could ever read. it certainly was mine. If your thinking about getting this book get it! I liked this book because it was really hard to put it down.I didn't put it down until dinner.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2006

    good book

    it was a good book with a suprise ending!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Goosbumps

    I love goosebumps it is the main book i read. I have all the goosebumps books on my nook but they are all samples but
    in school the library has all t e goosebumps books by p.s.(read goosebumps they are the best books ever

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2007

    great

    the book was amazing it takes such unexpecting turn. best one get!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Goose bumps

    This is a realy good and scary book

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    scary

    it was so scary i thought my socks would fall off

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Im only 9 yrs old and i won this nook it is cool

    I love rlstine he rocks

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Love it

    I loved it :) <3

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Non of your biz

    Why are yall writing about other things besides how yall like the book and who cares if you single get a life instead of writing it here

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Best book for a 9 year old

    My brother LOVES this book!!!!!!!!!! He reads it every day saying its awesome!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2009

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    This is a really GOOD!!!!!!

    I read half of it when i was younger than i lost it and never got to finish the book until i found at a barnes and noble far from where i live then i finished it and it was really good because it kept me on the edge of my seat and when i finished it i was like wow that was a good book!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Great

    Love goosebumps

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Hi

    Hey guys remember not to spoil. I was just going through the comments to see how popular this book was and I found a spoil. I wanted to find it out myself. Anyway, great book so far!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    CASSJ CASSIDY THE AWESOME

    I loved this book!A very great book for anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Anonymous

    This book will scare you so much. So many twists. If you like vampires, read this. I highly reccommend this to whoever likes Rl stines books. Great twist at end :-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Love

    I loved this book. I like the ending to it. I even own the movie to it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Not

    It is not a horrible book for your imformation

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    recommended reading

    I highly enjoyed the book have'nt read r.l stine in year's and he still keep's me guessing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    This is for CLICK ME

    I have read the sample but i do recommend you the book. :D Good luck with it.

    P.S. Hope you enjoy it!!!!!!! : )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Kc

    Hi.

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