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It Came From Ohio: My Life As A Writer (Goosebumps) Paperback – April 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 670L (What's this?)
  • Series: Goosebumps
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590939440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590939447
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The author of Fear Street and Goosebumps tells fans what to do with rubber chickens, how he writes two books a week and how he got so scary. Numerous b&w photographs of Stine and his family are included. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

R.L. Stine's has more than 350 million English language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, 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.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
I like this book because it had large type and I found it very easy to read. This would be a good book for readers who are not so advanced yet, because here you don't have to worry about difficult words. It's also funny and the pictures were a great addition to the book. It really stuck to the "My Life as a Writer" part of the title, because it just says how R.L. Stine has been writing all his life, from little comics to magazines and finally to books, and the rest of it, which wasn't all that much, was about his family. This is the perfect book I know about that will help fans learn about R.L. Stine, so I suggest you read it and see what you think.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
It Came From Ohio
This is a book about R.L. Stine's growth from an infant to an adult. This book is filled with pictures, humor, and more about his exciting life in Ohio. Did you know that R.L. Stine has written over 100 books in his career? One of the reasons I like this book is because you spend 85% of the time laughing your head off. Another reason I like this wonderful masterpiece is because he includes lots of interesting pictures of him and his family, which are very unique. I have no dislikes so I can not criticize this book. I highly recommend It Came From Ohio to readers from age 9 and up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
It Came from Ohio is a really interesting book to read. The book tells about everything that R.L Stine did in his life. I learned that R.L Stine likes to write comics and magazines. He had a creepy life, especially when he went up in his attic when he was not supposed to. He thought there was something up there. Since his family was about to move to a new house, he had to go up stairs sooner or later. When he went up there his mom caught him. That was one of the scariest moments of his life. If you like autobiographies then I recommend this book to all people and especially children. I think they will have a good time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
A combination of comedy, horror & life all in one. For example, at the end of one of the chapters, he says he'll rob a bank, next chapter he says "only kidding " (my favourite part.) so any way it's my favourite book by my favourite author,& that's why I gave it 5 stars.
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Format: Paperback
I loved this book! It was full of dry (funny) humor and extremely interesting! It's written from RL Stine's point of view, and even shows pictures of his family. I said that's it's a great book for amature writers because, he talks about how he actually reads kid and teen magazines to get ideas to make his stories so realistic! Also, he talks about how he and his brother told each other really weird stories at night. This plus a discovery in the attic is what jumped started his career, but I won't give it away. No wonder his stories are so great! I always wondered why. I am an adult fan of his books, and this is why I picked this book up at a school's library that I was subbing at. I am glad I did, what a great read!
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Format: Paperback
Reading this book was like having dinner with R. L. Stine. I live in Columbus, Ohio and R. L. was raised right outside the city limits.

This book is told through his voice and being the great story teller that he is, he captivated me with even the smallest facts about his career.

He is honest about his downs and ups and is humble about his own success.

I was so sorry when this book ended, it felt like my friend had to leave after sharing such a wonderful visit with me.

This is a great resource for book or oral reports!
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