The Classic Goosebumps Series 20 eBooks Collection Set By R. L. Stine
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These books will turn your children into avid readers!
Titles in the Set:
1 Stay Out of the Basement (Classic #2)
2 Say Cheese and Die! (Classic #4)
3 The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (Classic #5)
4 Let’s Get Invisible! (Classic #6)
5 Night of the Living Dummy (Classic #7)
6 The Ghost Next Door (Classic #10)
7 The Haunted Mask (Classic #11)
8 The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (Classic #14)
9 One Day at HorrorLand (Classic #16)
10 The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (Classic #20)
11 Return of the Mummy (Classic #23)
12 Night of the Living Dummy 2 (Classic #31)
13 Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes (Classic #34)
14 A Shocker on Shock Street (Classic #35)
15 The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena (Classic #38)
16 Vampire Breath (Classic #49)
17 The Blob That Ate Everyone (Classic #55)
18 You Can’t Scare Me! (Classic #15)
19 The Beast from the East (Classic #43)
20 Don’t Go to Sleep (Classic #54)
Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. 62 books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title from 1992 to 1997, the first being Welcome to Dead House, and the last being Monster Blood IV. 33 of the books were reprinted under the Classic Goosebumps title with brand-new cover designs and special bonus material, including interviews with the author. Thirteen were also made into comic books under the Goosebumps Graphix title. These were released in three groups: Creepy Creatures, Terror Trips, and Scary Summer. The last book was four Goosebumps books in one.
There were also two hardcover reprint collections: Goosebumps Collection and Monster Edition. Nine books were released under the Goosebumps Collection title and were split into three groups: Living Dummy Collection, Campfire Collection, and Monster Blood Collection. Another twelve books were released under the Monster Edition title and were split into four groups, the first three of which were simply numbered while the fourth was called Fright Light Edition. 57 of the books were reprinted with original artwork, all except for #24, #47, #60, #61 and #62. All books, except #5, #7, #17, #18, #19, #29, #33, #38, #42, #43, #45, #47, #51, #52, #53, #56, #59, #61 and #62, were also adapted for television.
Who is R. L. Stine?
R. L. Stine 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” His favorite thriller? Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury.
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