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Noah “Bean” Bienstock has monsters on his mind. He is having recurring nightmares about being drowned by one, though his parents are convinced they stem from being anxious about swim team tryouts. On the chubby side, with glasses, Bean is shy, nervous, and unpopular—and the nightmares are only making things worse. Bullied on the way to school by an oversize classmate, Bean is not the kind to fight back, even though his best friend Lissa tells him to stand up for himself. Surrounded on all sides by monsters—both real and imaginary—Bean has to face the monster within us all. From the latest Goosebumps series, this entry does not break any new ground, but why mess with success? Fans of anagrams will have an immediate clue about what is happening thanks to the name of the apartment building where Bean and his friends live. Have a few copies on hand to meet what’s sure to be high demand. Grades 3-6. --Suanne Roush

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Praise for GOOSEBUMPS WANTED: THE HAUNTED MASK

"...this book offers a great opportunity to rediscover what makes Stine so special: his swift characterizations, icky ideas, and prose that offers the exact right amount of cover-your-eyes detail." -Booklist

"Pure, Goosebumps–style terror-by-formula, polished through use to such a high gloss that it slides along frictionlessly–a worthy celebration of the series' 20th anniversary." -Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 390L (What's this?)
  • Series: Goosebumps: Most Wanted (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545418003
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545418003
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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So far, I have read more than 50 goosebumps books, and this one is the best one I have ever read. It is also kind of scary which is the best part. It also has an awesome twist at the end of the book. I totally recommend this book to anybody older than 7.Great book!You should definitely buy this book.
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According to my son, the book is spooky (well, it's Goosebumps) and suspenseful. He recommends it for elementary school age children because he could relate to the boy who had a dream about a monster and the new kid who moved in the area and became the main character's friend. Of course, this new kid is weird and mysterious.
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How I Met My Monster is set in a similiar tone as to the show How I Met Your Mother. In a way it's a book about learning how to love yourself and over coming your fears. Those lessons in themslves are good ones for anyone to learn and are easy for most people be able to relate to. The story centers on a kid named Noah Bienstock (also known as Bean) who is a shy sixth grader that often gets picked-on and who has some dominating fears as the book starts-out. One of these fears is aquaphobia, which is a fear of the water. This is very ironic because Bean's best friend, Lissa Gardener is trying out for the girls' swim team. Lissa and Bean also happen to live in an apartment complex with just one floor sperating the two homes. Their buliding's name is Stronem house.

As described in the book, Bean and Lissa are very opposite of each other. Bean is depicted as looking more like a chubby, unatheltic, klutzy dork while Lissa is said to be very pretty and sporty. Bean also has more of an intorverted personality while Lissa is more of an extrovert. (For those who don't know the main difference between an extroverted and an intorveretd personality, an intorvereted person is defined as someone who usually perfers their alone time to think and recharge their engery while an extroverted person is someone who loves to be around people all the time). Also by saying that Lissa is much more sporty than he is, he furthermore mentions that she also has a lot more other friends, but that they end-up spending alot of time togather becuase they live in the same buliding and he even sometimes seems to be envious of her much better social and athletic skills. However, Lissa does prove to be a very good friend as she is very interested in helping Bean make more friends and over coming his fears.
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By Dawn on April 24, 2014
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It was ok it got boring a lot in the book but in the ending that was the best part I read a lot of these books lots of theme were better then this one
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By CAIN on April 26, 2014
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It was an okay book but I wish I was a little more intense and the book just wasn't that good.
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I grew up at the peak time to be a Goosebumps fan. I can remember each edition coming, and the fan club magazines that came along with them. Goosebumps: Most Wanted brings back some of the old villains and worlds from the classic stories and brings them back to life.

Anyone who is a fan of The Girl who Cried Monster will find some similarities in this creepy tale, and the Monster isn't so easy to find.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who has either been a fan of Goosebumps in the past, or would like to discover a creepy and fun story teller like R.L. Stine
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Good book!
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Quickly shipped, good price and grandson loves it...I will buy more in the future. Always good to have grandpa remembered as the guy who bought a book instead of a toy..LOL. I recommend this for kids who like "scary" stuff
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