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									R. L. StineR. 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.

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R. L. Stine
Also Known As:
Robert Lawrence Stine
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Ohio
B.A., Ohio State University, 1965

The Goosebumps Books

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								Ghost Beach (Goosebumps Series), Author: 
								R. L. Stine.

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Ghost Beach (Goosebumps Series)
by R. L. Stine
Stine's mega-popular series of terrifying tales for kids broke publishing records and kicked off a kiddie cult following. This spooky story about a haunted beach is a good one to start with, but be sure to check out other books in the series, including:

*  The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps Series)   by R. L. Stine
*  Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps Series)   by R. L. Stine
*  You Can't Scare Me! (Goosebumps Series)   by R.L. Stine
*  Deep Trouble (Goosebumps Series)   by R. L. Stine

Fun Fact

"Most people don’t realize that I wrote for kids for more than twenty years before Goosebumps came along," Stine reveals in our exclusive interview. "I wrote joke books and humor books. I wrote entire series of choose-your-own-path-type books. I wrote Indiana Jones and G.I. Joe books. I wrote Mighty Mouse and Bullwinkle coloring books! I wrote a series of funny bubblegum cards. I had fun with all of it. I was earning a living doing what I'd always wanted to do. But my 'overnight' success took nearly 25 years!"

Stine's Reading Recommendations

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								Dandelion Wine, Author: 
								Ray Bradbury.

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Dandelion Wine
by Ray Bradbury
We asked Stine to tell us about some of his all-time favorite books. He put this classic by Ray Bradbury on his list, calling it "a masterpiece of writing, much under-rated, an incredible rendering of a lost time and place." He continues, "Something on every page is so beautiful it makes you want to cry."

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								Catch-22, Author: 
								Joseph Heller.

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by Joseph Heller
Stine calls Joseph Heller's Catch-22 "A hilarious classic... a wonderful, twisted masterpiece that will always be funny," he observes. Read our interview with Stine to learn about more of his best-loved books, including:

*Something Wicked This Way Comes  by Ray Bradbury
*Pale Fire  by Vladimir Nabokov
*A Kiss before Dying  by Ira Levin
*Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters  by Jean Shepherd
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