Night of the Living Dummy (Classic Goosebumps Series #1)

Night of the Living Dummy (Classic Goosebumps Series #1)

by R. L. Stine

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Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!

Discover the fan-favorite thriller and chiller that first introduced the world to the wooden face of fear. The puppet who pulls all the strings. None other than Slappy the Dummy!

Now with all-new bonus material revealing Slappy's secrets and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545035170
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Classic Goosebumps Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 27,335
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, 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.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 8, 1943

Place of Birth:

Columbus, Ohio


B.A., Ohio State University, 1965

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Night Of The Living Dummy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 250 reviews.
Claudia Migliaccio More than 1 year ago
This is a awsome book
devindaniel36 More than 1 year ago
I still read these over and over again and i'm turning 16.These books are really good for all ages and still have awesome twists and are part of the reason i started reading.They need to have a discount on books for teens under 18.
Jack Montalbano More than 1 year ago
I alaways loved rl stine but this totally marks the chart five stars deserves it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!by the way someone has been copying r.l. stine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this story was amazing and was very detailed and was really described GOOD. I like the time when THE DUMMY GOT CRASHED BY A CAR OR A TRUCK!!!! IT WAS SOO FUNNY AND COOL. Well All i just wanted to say was it was a really good book. - William Le San Jose
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovvvvvvve it greeeeeeat book biggest fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally creepy book
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So exiting i will do what i will do do get it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow i can't believe how scary this book was. I had nightmares for weeks on end! i don't want to give the plot away, but for the price of $3.59, i think it's totally worth. I thought that goosebumps wern't all that great, until my best friend suggested it and i couldn't put it down for a second. I was so freaked out at the end of the chapters, so i finally decided to finish the book hoping for a happy ending, but i got there and i was just as horrorfing as the clifhangers at each charter. I can't wait to read the sequals. Goosebumps Rule!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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It is funny and scary but it is really good book u have to read it (c:
Kit McClintock More than 1 year ago
Page turner!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol u are dumb and stupid and i curse u with bad spelling or bad fortnite skills lamo idk iamo lol trololol
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Bobby3457 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think that R.L. Stine is one of my favorite authors. I think that this is one of the best books that he has done too. This was a great book. I mean it wasn't really scary when it meant to be, but it still had a great story that I really liked. I don't know what made me like this so much but it just appealed to me. I really liked the things that the dummy said and what he did. I thought that a dummy that could talk for himself would be scary I guess and it was a good idea and I loved it. I think that later I will read more of the books that R.L.Stine has made. If anyone likes the books that he has made they will love this book. it was truely great.This book is about a dummy that comes to life and tries to kill the people that own him. The people try to stop him the only way that is possible and that is killing him. Simple right, not really. It get kind of hard to kill something that can pop up where ever you least expect it. It is kind of like Chuckey, but R.L. Stine doesn't have much blood or gore in his books seeing as they are for kids. Now the movie on the other hand is a completely different story. He has many other stories that could easily be bloody but he doesn't because he writes for the amusment of the whole family, not just young adults and parents that feel like getting scared. Now in the end, he gets struck by lightning and that seems to be the only thing that kills him. There are other books about this dummy and his name is Slappy which is a pretty awesome name for a dummy. I think that I will read the rest of the books about Slappy because I really liked this character and I really like this author.
gabriella_26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It wasn't the best goosebumps book I've read but it wasn't the worst either
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book the twin sisters make a mistake common to Goosebumps characters- they attempt to tell adults about their paranormal encounters and expect to be believed. That kids would be stupid enough to believe that would work isn't particularly believeable, but it keeps coming up in these books. Anyway, these twin sisters can't seem to get along, and when one finds a dummy, she finds even more competition. What ends up being worse, however, is when the other gets a dummy, and he comes to life! He's completely out of control and nasty, but they get him run over with a steamroller.
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The books in the Goosebumps series regularly seem to take the vein of a morality tale (of a twisted sort) where one virtue, evil, personality flaw, or issue is taken up as the focus of the story, and Night of the Living Dummy is no exception. The order of the day here is this volume we meet twins Lindy and Kris Powell who are constantly competing, arguing, trying out do, out wit, and one-up one another. Their parents are frazzled and fed up with these beautiful twins who seem to frequently cross the line into cruelty and viciousness, and often behaving without sympathy toward one another and others. As we join them, the twins are exploring the house across the way from theirs when Lindy discovers a ventriloquist dummy in the construction dumpster...even better he appears to be in excellent shape. To Kris' horror, Lindy keeps the dummy, which Kris initially distains as stupid, gross, and boring. Shortly after finding him, Lindy manages to gain some skill and when her act becomes popular with their classmates...popular enough to get her some gigs doing birthday parties with her act, Kris decides that she too MUST have a dummy. Her parents initially rebuke her, dummies are expensive and try to get the girls to share which outrages Lindy...she becomes quite cruel toward her sister calling her a copy cat and really wanting this one thing for herself. When their father manages to conveniently stumble upon a second dummy in a second hand shop for a good price, it seems like the problem is solved...but Lindy is still angry at her sister for trying to steal her thunder and begins to pose the dummy so that it appears to be alive, frightening her sister terribly...when the secret is revealed, Kris is crushed...but shortly after the dummy DOES come to life and the twins are left without their parents support (they are just fed up with talk and whining about the dummies to hear a single thing more about them). Will the girls be able to stop Mr. Wood? Will he make them his slaves? You'll have to read to find out...what you get is always different than what you expect with these stories, and Night of the Living Dummy is no exception, it does have a signature "got ya" moment at the end. Overall, Night of the Living Dummy is well written and the characters are simple but adequately written. The girls are sympathetic in some instances and not in others...there are times in the story when you think they are getting what they deserve for the way they behaved...but in the end, you want them to pull out of it and save themselves from Mr. Wood. At the very end, just when you think it's all going to be ok, abrupt shock at the end and the story is over, leaving the reader wondering how the girls will get out of their predicament...this one reeks of sequel, which I understand there are several of. I give it five stars, this is much better written than some of the other books I've read in the series and for taking something that's already kind of creepy (the dummy) and making it horrific several times over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The goosebumps series has somany spooky and funny books!??