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Title:
A shocker on shock street

Goosebumps ;
Title:
A shocker on shock street
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Publisher Info:
New York : Scholastic, Inc., [1995]
Physical Description:
117 pages ; 20 cm.
Series:
Goosebumps ; [book 35]

Goosebumps ; 35.
General Note:
Pagination may vary.
Abstract:
Erin Wright and her friend Marty get to test the rides in a new theme park. Unfortunately the new rides still have a few bugs in them including humungous praying mantises.

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Erin Wright and her best friend, Marty, love horror movies, especially Shocker on Shock Street movies. But, when Erin and Marty visit the new Shocker Studio Theme Park, they get the scare of their lives.


Author Notes

R. L. Stine was born in Columbus Ohio on October 8, 1943. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965. Under the name Jovial Bob Stine, he wrote dozens of joke books and humor books for kids including How to Be Funny, 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol. He also created Bananas, a zany humor magazine which he worked on for ten years.

His first teen horror novel, Blind Date, was published in 1986 under the name R. L. Stine. His other works include Beach House, Hit and Run, The Babysitter, The Girlfriend, the Goosebumps series, and the Fear Street series. He also wrote an adult novel entitled Superstitious.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-6¬ĎEvery public library and most school media centers will want to add these latest additions to the Goosebumps series. While anything that has "Goosebumps" in its title is a sure seller with elementary students, these tapes are in a different league from most of the audiotapes produced for children. While your typical audiotape consists of one narrator who reads verbatim from a well known children's classic, this series hearkens back to the days of old time radio theater with a cast of characters, and music and sound effects to heighten the suspense. Each tape opens with howling cats, eerie music, witch cackles and screams to set the mood for a story that has all the elements of scariness that has made this series so popular. Each tape features a main character who tells the story from a first person perspective with the other readers playing minor roles as they interact with the main character. Obviously R.L. Stine has a good feel for the interests of young children as the stories are filled with references to homework, collecting comic books, going to the movies, etc. The scares promised to listeners are not so intense as to frighten children. And of course in the end, good triumphs. In public libraries, these tapes will never stay on the shelves, while in the school setting they will be equally popular. Teachers might be able to utilize these tapes as a part of their encouragement of outside pleasure reading.-Linda R. Skeele, Western Elementary School, Georgetown, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.