Beware!: R. L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories

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Baker & Taylor, CATS, Jul 10, 2009 - Children's stories, American - 214 pages
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Dim the lights, lock the doors -- and BEWARE! It's time to read R.L. Stine's favorite scary stories.Discover a ghastly secret in "The Judge's House," a terrifying tale of evil rats by Bram Stoker, the author of dracula. Laugh out loud at the scary surprises in poems by Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. Visit an evil carnival in "The Black Ferris" by Ray Bradbury. (R.L. Stine says this story changed his life!)Within these pages you will find spine-tingling stories by writers and artists who are famous for hair-raising fun. R.L. Stine has selected them just for you, and he has included two new tales of his own!

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Review: Beware!: RL Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This was a hilarious book full of creeps suspense and laugh out loud conclusion. I recommend this book to those who love scary stories. Read full review

Review: Beware!: RL Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

This is a very nice collection of spooky stories. Some are darker, some are slightly humorous, and some are downright odd. Here are a few classic scary stories alongside some of RL Stine's original ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Robert Lawrence Stine, R. L. Stine was born on October 8, 1943, and grew up poor in Columbus Ohio. He began writing short stories and joke books when he was nine years old. He wrote his first book when he was a senior in high school, and he also wrote for the high school newspaper. Stine attended Ohio State University and after he graduated, he went to New York City, working a variety of writing jobs. Stine is the well-known author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street Series. He was also head writer for the Nickelodeon show called Eureka's Castle for three years. Under the pseudonym Jovial Bob, Stine shows his comedic side writing "101 Silly Monster Jokes" and "Bozos on Patrol." An avid reader still, Stine read a lot of science fiction as a child and was greatly inspired by authors like Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov. At the age of 28, his first book was published, "How to Be Funny." Stine produced two books a month - one each for the Goosebumps and the Fear Street Series. He says it takes him about eight days to write a Goosebumps book and twelve days to write a Fear Street book. Children love his books because his writing is simple and clear. He keeps his characters believable and shows what happens, in his Goosebumps stories, through the eyes of the main character. He has also written a scary novel for adults entitled "Superstitious" but his main focus continues to be writing for children.

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