Welcome to Dead House (Classic Goosebumps Series #13)

Welcome to Dead House (Classic Goosebumps Series #13)

by R. L. Stine

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Overview


Enter at your own Risk: The first ever Goosebumps.
Now with creepy bonus features!

11-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda just moved into the oldest and weirdest house on the block--the two siblings think it might even be haunted! But of course, their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends.
But the creepy kids are not like anyone Josh and Amanda have ever met before. And when they take a shortcut through the cemetery one night, Josh and Amanda learn why.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545158886
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: Classic Goosebumps Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 36,884
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(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. www.RLStine.com.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 8, 1943

Place of Birth:

Columbus, Ohio

Education:

B.A., Ohio State University, 1965

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Welcome To Dead House (Classic Goosebumps Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS THE FIRST GOOSBUMPS BOOK THAT I EVER READ AND ONCE I STARTED I KNEW THERE WAS NO GOING BACK!! THESE BOOKS ARE AWESOME AND I RECOMEND THEM FOR AGES ABOUT 9 AND UP! THESE BOOKS ARE GREAT AND A MUST READ!! I AM SOOOO HAPPY I FOUND THESE BOOKS AND WILL PRBLY NEVER STOP READING THEM!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gave me axual goossbumps it was really creepy and scary. I would really recomend this to people who don't get nightmares easily.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! This is the scariest book in the whole series. That's a warning! It's just a book. I read it in the afternoon and I couldn't sleep at night! It's about a boy and a girl moving to Dark Falls. And the house is haunted! Saw a boy and he disappeared. And saw the same face in the window! Better not spoil your surprise!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the 1st goosebumps book i ever read & was the best book u will ever read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barnes and noble are idiots... this book is number 1 in the goosebumps series and goosebumps horrorland is the companion to the classic goosebumps series... but overal, its a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, this story is great and i think its the coolest one i have read so far. Its alittle scary and very mysterious. I do think a lot of people should read this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amanda and Josh move into a new house in Dark Falls. They start seeing things, their new friends are creepy,and their dog barks at everyone. What is the truth about Dark Falls? Amanda and Josh are going to find out. Read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welocome to dead house was my favorite goosebumps book ever! Imagine, moving to a strange new town and meeting new friends. Typical, right? Not until the whole town goes after your family and you realize that everybody else in that town is dead and that you're next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RevWiss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Two preteen siblings are put into mortal danger when their parents fail to realize that their inheritance of a house from an unknown uncle in an ominously-named town sounds eerily like a contrived premise for a children¿s horror novel.Amanda and Josh move with their parents into a home they have inherited from their great uncle that none of them ever knew. When they arrive in Dark Falls, the kids find their house to be creepy and the town a bit odd. The town was always deserted when the sun was out, their good-natured dog growled at any townsfolk it met, and it seemed as if everyone in the town had previously lived in their house. Not long after Amanda and Josh befriend the local children, they learn in the cemetery that their new friends have been hiding something terrible. Josh and Amanda must find and rescue their parents if they want to leave Dark Falls alive.This novel set the standard, or perhaps template is a better word, for other R.L. Stine Goosebumps books to follow: one male and one female protagonist move to a strange location, they make new friends, and discover their new friends are actually dead (e. g. Goosebumps #10: Ghost Beach). Nevertheless, the story should be sufficiently gripping for a young reader who does not mind a predictable plot. This book is a decent introduction to the genre for children interested in the paranormal.
mesmericrevelation on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reader beware, you're in for a scare. I loved Goosebumps when I was a little kid, and I have decided to re-read them. I read this in a few hours and I can't believe it has taken me this long to do so.This one didn't scare me but it did give me the creeps. I guess that's what I get for reading it in the middle of the night, while I was home alone.The plot is amazing, and the characters are great. I loved it just as much as I did when I was a kid and I can't wait to read the next book.
carebeargirlie5187 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book a family inherits an old home from an annonymous family member in a creepy town. The family's two children Josh and Amanda know there is somthing strange about the townspeople but their parents wont listen to them until its too late.I realy enjoyed this book. It took me back to my elementary school days. Whenever I had the opprtunity to choose my own book I reached for an R.L. Stine book.In a classroom this story would not be apart of my curriculum but I would like to have it available to my students in the classroom. R>L> Stine books are fun and will be enjoyable to children and hopefuly help them build reading skills while they have fun.
NikkiHearts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is actually the first goosebumps book I ever read! And boy was I caught off guard when I started.The plot, the characters, and the twists really amazed me the most!Truly a book worth reading!(I'll never forget how scared I was when I finished! I honesty believed the book was real!)
Tropic_of_Cancer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved these books when I was 9, 10 years old :)
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first R.L. Stine book I ever read, and also one of the first really scary stories I ever read, this book had me very alert and creeped out the entire way through. Awesome book!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the series, so I'll begin by talking about the Goosebumps series as a whole. Early on, Goosebumps was a pretty good series- not all the books were excellent, but there were some with good plots and interesting ideas (Welcome to Dead House being one of them). As the series progresses, however, the ideas get more weird and silly than just scary. Rather than gain depth, it gets shallower as R. L. Stine puts out about one Goosebumps a month in addition to writing Fear Street and various other works at a furious pace. Every book we meet up with the same pairing of two kids, a boy and a girl. Our narrator is always freaked out but trying to act cool, the main character is always dumb about telling their parents about weird phenomena (which generally goes especially poorly because the characters tend to be jokers), and, overall, many of the main characters simply aren't likeable. Goosebumps does not have the depth that many other ghost stories achieve either in the stories or in the character backgrounds, so it really needed to not get into plot ideas that were just silly, as in many of the later books. I read Goosebumps 1-50, so those will all be appearing here as I reread them.Welcome to Dead House is definitely one of the better stories. A family "inherits" a house from their great uncle and moves in. The house is large, but seems to be haunted and the town is kind of... dead. The kids get together with the other kids every day, but the kids disappear every time it gets sunny. A trip to the cemetery reveals the problem- all the kids are dead! Everyone in town, it seems, is a member of the living dead, and they need one family a year to feed on. The kids escape them, and expose the whole town to sunlight by knocking over a tree, killing all the undead and freeing their parents. The clincher is when the daughter tells the people moving into her house, "I used to live in your house."
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazon lists the age range for this series at 4-8, but I cannot imagine a 4-6 year old who would really be able to enjoy this on their own...or would really want this read to them, this stories are more involved and require a slightly higher level of sophistication on the part of the reader. I'm thinking the best age range for this book (and probably the series) is 8-14, with the 10-12 age range being ideal. This is our first encounter with the Goosebumps series (my daughter is 8) and I'll probably hold off for another year (ish) before I hand these over to read. I understand that Welcome to Dead House is one of the better (and more creepy) books in the series, and while I think it's a fine kick off for a series of horror stories aimed at 3rd-6th graders, this is a little much for my child this year. She's reading her way through the Mostly Ghostly series, which is slightly simpler in presentation while still maintaining the same horror flavor that Stein seems to be famous for. This particular volume, we meet Amanda and Josh (and their parents of course) who have just inherited a big old house in Dark Falls (love the town name), from an Uncle they didn't know they had. Dark Falls is a town that where no one ever seems to be out and about in the day and where there always seems to be lingering shadows. Right from the start Amanda notices things that seem off about the house and the town, but no one else seems to notice. Slowly over the summer, they make friends with the local kids...or so they believe. As the summer draws near Amanda and Josh learn something quite gruesome about the other residents of Dark Falls and just how they came to live in the dead house! This is quite creepy and does contain a few genuine thrills and chills, I found myself wanting to keep turning pages, hooked on finding out what happened next (and I'm 35). It's not as well written as some other horror I've read, but Steins style is certainly not the worst either. I think Welcome to Dead house is a promising start to this series and I'm looking forward to reading through it! Next year, when the Girl's reading level increases, we'll definitely be adding this series to her list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RUN! RUN! RUN AS FAST YOU CAN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love goosebumps
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG i have read so many other books (not other goosebumps) that suck!!! I love R.L. STINE AND GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcome to dead house was the first goosebumps book ever made. I seriously don't know how R.L. Stine doesn't even know what book order did he his books in! But ether than that . .......I ???????????? IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well no mr nice guy . Ill destroy the monsterblood its in my room . *rip*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Duper creepy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each tym u read a page u cant wait for the next one...and I luv da thng tht R.L. Stine makes u feel as if u'r in tht place too