Synopses & Reviews
Dim the lights. Lock the doors. Pull down the shades -- and BEWARE! It′s time to read R.L. Stine′s favorite scary stories, plus two new tales of his own!
R.L. Stine has gathered a selection of all things scary. Short stories, tales old and new, comics, and poems. It′s a spine-tingling collection of work by dozens of writers and artists who are famous for hair-raising fun.
Discover a ghastly secret in a retelling of the classic story "The Judge′s House," by Bram Stoker. Peek into a Christmas stocking that holds a shocking surprise in a Vault of Horror comic, "A Sock for Christmas." Meet an ice cream man who will chill your blood in "Mister Ice Cold" by Gahan Wilson.
But first, visit an evil carnival in "The Black Ferris," by Ray Bradbury. R.L. Stine says that this story changed his life! Find out why in his introduction. Be sure to read all the introductions -- because R.L. reveals why he picked these stories for you, why he finds them the creepiest ... the funniest ... the scariest!
Praise for the bestselling Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich:
and#147;With irreverent entries such as and#145;Count Dracula Doesnand#8217;t Know Heand#8217;s Been Walking Around All Night with Spinach in His Teeth,and#8221; this mash of monster poems will send kids howling (with laughter).and#8221; and#151;Family Fun
(star) and#147;Readers will relish every gross and hilarious entry in this monstrous menu of misadventures... Hereand#8217;s a read-aloud candidate sure to elicit loud screamsand#151;but not of fright.and#8221;and#160;and#151;Kirkusand#160; Reviews(starred)and#160;
(star) and#147;The book is fresh, creative, and funny, with just enough gory detail to cause a few gasps.and#160; Kids will eat it up.and#8221; and#151;School Library Journal and#160;(starred)and#160;
(star) and#147;Rex gives readers the pleasure of discovering punch lines on their own, and his droll, ultra-detailed paintings show he takes comedy seriously.and#8221; and#151; Publishers Weekly (starred)and#160;
From the bestselling children's author comes a collection of eerie works, comprised of not only short stories but also the scariest, creepiest, and funniest poems and cartoons, including two brand-new, spine-tingling tales from Stine himself.
Frankenstein is back . . . and this time he wants dessert
No one ever said it was easy being a monster. Take Frankenstein, for instance: He just wants to marry his undead bride in peace, but his best man, Dracula, is freaking out about the garlic bread. Then thereand#8217;s the Headless Horseman, who wishes everyone would stop drooling over his delicious pumpkin head. And can someone please tell Edgar Allan Poe to get the door already before the raven completely loses it? Sheesh. and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; In a wickedly funny follow-up to the bestselling Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, Adam Rex once again proves that monsters are just like you and me. (Well, sort of.)
About the Author
Robert Lawrence Stine is one of the best-selling children's authors in history. He began his writing career at the age of nine writing short stories, joke books, and comic books for his friends -- and has been at it ever since!
After graduating from Ohio State University, R.L. moved to New York to become a writer. He wrote joke books and humor books and created Bananas, a zany humor magazine, before he turned to the scary. He wrote Fear Street and then Goosebumps, the phenomenal series that made him an international celebrity and the number-one best-selling children's author of all time (Guinness Book of World Records).
He recently published the first Dangerous Girls novel and two original collections of scary stories -- the New York Times best-seller Nightmare Hour and The Haunting Hour. His book series The Nightmare Room, also published by HarperCollins, was adapted into a popular TV series.
R.L. lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jane, and their son, Matthew.