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You Can't Scare Me! (Goosebumps Series)

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

Courtney is a total show-off. She thinks she's so brave; and she's always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps. But now Eddie's decided he's had enough. He's going to scare Courtney once and for all. And he's come up with the perfect plan to do it.Eddie's going to lure Courtney down to Muddy Creek. Because he knows that she actually believes those silly rumors ...

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Classic Goosebumps #17: You Can't Scare Me!

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Overview


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

Courtney is a total show-off. She thinks she's so brave; and she's always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps. But now Eddie's decided he's had enough. He's going to scare Courtney once and for all. And he's come up with the perfect plan to do it.Eddie's going to lure Courtney down to Muddy Creek. Because he knows that she actually believes those silly rumors about the monsters. That there are Mud Monsters living deep inside the creek. It's just too bad that Eddie doesn't believe the rumors, too. Because they just might be true....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545177962
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 137,795
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.46 (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 January 22, 2014

    You can't scare me

    Or can you

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Ooooooh,scary!

    I only got the sample. But I have the real book and its AWESOME!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Gymnastics fan:)

    I acually read all the goosebumps books and this one was the worst out of all of them because like i love scary books but this one was not scary at all it was like almost a book about butterflys NO LIE its so arigonal

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    it's a really good book and I do enjoy the terrified and horroed

    it's a really good book and I do enjoy the terrified and horroed moments. the author really showed how a person that can never get scare, and one got scare by a mud monster which is in real life it would never be true. so, it's a pretty good book to ,e and i suggest people should buy this book and read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Hi

    I started to read this but i didnt finish it. I likeitd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Great

    Freaked me out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Email is blinky.blink.cdr@gmail.com name is crystal del rio

    Add me please

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Rl stine rocks

    Great

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    It was a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    4

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

       If you like scary books, this may be the book for you.  I hav

       If you like scary books, this may be the book for you.  I have read several Goosebumps books, and this particular one was not as good as the other onesThe beginning of the book starts out with Courtney showing off, and she was making fun of Hat and his friends.  She was trying to scare Hat with his worst nightmare which was a bee.




    .  I did not like this book, but I think you might like other Goosebumps. In conclusion, Courtney did get scared because of the mud monsters.  At first, when Hat took her to see the mud monsters, she thought it was a trick.My final review is that this book was not as good as all the other Goosebumps.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Hello people

    Hello people im burphead56. You will know its me becus i always give it pa rate of 1.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Recommended

    These books were for my granddaughter for Christmas. I'm sure she will enjoy them. I did not read them myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Scarde fuks

    Fuktards

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Cissy

    GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    guaranteed to give you goosebumps!

    The main characters are Eddie, Hat, Charlene, Molly, and the one that can't be scared: Courtney. She embarrasses Eddie on the class field trip, doesn't fall for the scary snake trick, and insists it's not scary when Hat tries to drop a tarantula on her head and misses! But they know of a legend that goes on in Muddy Creek-The MUD MONSTERS! Luckily, they scare Courtney with the mud monsters; the bad news is that Eddie and the others are scared, too! Definitely one of my second-favorites, but still a good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    AWESOME!!!!

    This is my absolute favorite goosebump book! it is great!!! if u like scary sories read this then tell all ur friends the story. they'll freak!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2005

    The Amazing Goosebumps

    The best part of the book as when the three kids were chasing the kids and fell down.This book reminds me of my two friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2003

    welcome to camp nightmare

    when billy first got to camp nightmare,i thought it was a pretty cool place. they had basket ball and all kinds of stuff .poor mike,colin,billy,jay,and expecially roger they only wanted to see the fobidden bunk. until one night they got eaten and never came back but dawn and larry came to uncle al and the they were all saved excepte for billy he was still batteling sabre. sabre tryed to rip billy but he missed billy cut sabre into pieces then he went back then they went home but billy saw tood and regina and beth and danny they were all safe but they all got killed and started having night mares but they only had one more live left the end?.!

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    Posted September 2, 2010

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