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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps (Book 8)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545035252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545035255
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.

More About the Author

Why is Tim Jacobus R.L. Stine's favorite illustrator? Maybe because they've done so many scary books together. Tim did the cover paintings for more than 80 Goosebumps books, as well as the six amazing Amazon books. Recently, the two of them got together and asked the questions they've always wanted to ask each other...

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TIM (the illustrator) asks R.L. STINE (the author):

TIM: When I illustrate, I can "see" the image in my head before I start to draw. Do you "hear" a story when you write?

R.L.: I hear kids when I write. I try to hear the voice of the boy or girl who is telling the story. I visit schools a lot and talk with kids so I can keep up with what they are saying these days and what real kids sound like. Then I try to hear their voices tell the story as I write it.

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TIM: You've written so many books I can't do the math, but I bet you've used millions of words. What's you favorite word?

R.L.: Someone once got in an elevator with a very witty author named Noel Coward and said, "Say something funny." And Coward said, "Kangaroo." Kangaroo has been a favorite word of mine ever since I heard that story. But as a horror writer, I guess my favorite word is SCREAM!

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TIM: Where is the strangest place you have come up with an idea for a story?

R.L.: An empty movie theater. My wife and I went to see a scary movie in a big, old movie house-- and we were the only ones in the theater. It was kind of creepy. Then about halfway through the movie, I turned around and saw that the back row was filled with people sitting straight and still. Suddenly, I thought-- They are zombies! I'm trapped in a dark zombie theater! And that's where the idea for the book Zombie Town came from.

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TIM: If you couldn't write-- and you possessed all skills-- what would you like to do for a living?

R.L.: I drew comic strips from the time I was in 4th grade, and I always dreamed of being a cartoonist. You can imagine my shock when the other kids told me how bad my art was. They were right. I stunk! I got over my extreme disappointment by starting to write. But if I had the skill, I would love to do what you do, Tim.

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R.L. STINE (the author)asks TIM (the illustrator):

R.L.: If you couldn't be an artist what would you like to be?

TIM: I would like to be a "Snowmaker" at one of the big ski resorts, out west, like Mammoth Mountain in California. You work at night when everyone goes home. Set up the snow guns, cover the slopes, and groom them with the Sno-Cat track machine. It's kinda like a snow tank! Then, you get to ski for free! I love that snow!

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R.L.: When we were kids, my brother and I used to go to a horror movie every Saturday. We loved them all. The covers on our six Amazon books look like movie posters to me. Were you also influenced by horror movies? If so, which ones?

TIM: I was a complete "chicken" as a kid. I couldn't sit through any horror movie. The first scary movie I saw was on TV. It isn't really a horror movie. It was the Hunchback of Notre Dame-- the black-and-white version with Charles Laughton. That movie freaked me out! The mutant, Quasimodo, was something that REALLY could exist. Black-and-white movies, black-and-white photos--they all seem more "real" than full color to me.

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R.L.: You have painted so many great covers. I think your scariest Goosebumps cover was for The Barking Ghost. And the black cat on The 13th Warning is really creepy. Do you have a favorite cover? Is it a scary one or a funny one?

TIM: It's hard to pick a favorite. But you gotta love the blue bathroom blobs in Monster Blood IV. That one is a little creepy and WAY funny. For just outright scary, I love the ticket taker in Zombie Town!

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R.L.: What was the weirdest thing someone ever asked you to draw?

TIM: Oh, I have drawn a lot of weird stuff. One time, I had to paint a pimple! You know... acne! It was a medical illustration. Gross. When I first started illustrating, I painted pictures of food. My food illustrations were used in the Sunday newspaper for the local supermarket. I painted every food you can imagine. I can draw a pretty mean potato!

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I would recommend these books for light, fun reading.
Rany Cherian
The book I read is Goosebumps the series of "Say Cheese and Die" It is written by R.L Stine.
Carol Saldana
This was a fun book, and very captivating for my 8 year old son.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
My book and author were Say Cheese and Die by R.L. Stine. I liked this book because of the mysterious camera. It was cool when the picture comes out and the car looks like it just got in a car crash. Each picture that the camera takes becomes true. Also why was this one camera found in this one room? To find out read this great book. I would recommend this book to a friend.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
I was addicted to these books when I was younger and it wasn't until I was majoring in education in college that I figured out why. They were interesting with bizarre plot twists that most 9-12 year olds don't think about and they were short (usually between 110-130 pages). I could read the whole thing in a day.
My parents also didn't have a lot of heartache with buying me a new book because these are relatively inexpensive (in the neighborhood of 3-5 bucks each).
R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" books aren't scary, just kind of creepy. There aren't graphic descriptions of murder and mayhem. Just some ghosts, werewolves, or potions. The main character is alive in the end, and the final chapter resolves everything.
**Keep in mind, R.L. Stine has other books that aren't in the "Goosebumps" series that tend to be a little harsher when it comes to hauntings and plot. They are written more for the 12-14 age group and are longer (around 150-200 pages).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 21, 2006
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It's an amazing book. It's about 4 chracters Greg,Shari,Michael,and Bird who took a camera but bad things starts to happen to him after taking the pictures of people. If you wan't to know more, read this book! it's a great book for kids and I will recommend this to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 15, 2006
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This book is about four kids that say that live in the most boring place. Ones they decide to go to a house that no one live there. In there Greg finds a camera and lots of weird things happend. Then they go back and return it to the house and ask them selfs if the camera made bad things to happend or what.

Always when they took a picture the picture showed something else. This is one of my favorite goosebumps books.

By: Stephanie Jazmine Ramirez
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David on January 9, 2006
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This is the fourth book in the goosebumps series and it is a really good book. I liked it alot.

If you liked this book check out all of the goosebumps books
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "1rakestraw" on August 21, 2003
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This is a great book.It is a book about an evil camera.Some Gregg one of the kids in this book finds a hidden camera in a secret cabinet and decides to take it home with him.The camera hurts meachels ankle,makes sharie desappear,knocks Bird uncontious,destroys a car,sends his father to the hospital.I won't spiol the rest.......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 14, 2002
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I liked this book because it was like a mystery. I read a lot of mystery books. I think that some boys/girls who like detective / mystery books would like to read this book. I thought that it was a great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian on June 30, 2001
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Thousands of years of artistic and literary achievment have all mingled and evolved into once source: Say Cheese and Die. This book is why the written language was formed. To describe this orgasm of words is to describe the face of God himself. One can only say that he should look onto God himself for a description as no written language can ever describe even a foggy detail of what he is and what he looks like. My friends, pay whatever amazon.com is selling this for. It will be worth it regardless of the price. What is a peice of green paper compared to the most pleasure you will ever experience in your life?
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