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Night of the Living Dummy (Classic Goosebumps #1)

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When twins Lindy and Kris find a ventriloquist's dummy in a Dumpster, Lindy decides to "rescue" it, and she names it Slappy. But Kris is green with envy. It's not fair. Why does Lindy get to have all the fun and all the attention? Kris decides to get a dummy of her own. She'll show Lindy. Then weird things begin to happen. Nasty things. Evil things. It can't be the dummy c ...more
Published May 1st 1993 by Turtleback Books (first published 1993)
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Mandy Blair Crider
This book by Stine was always my favorite. There was something so creepy and sinister about a ventriloquist doll coming to life... Ughh. It's one of my daughter's top favorites from him as well! R.L. Stine never really disappoints.
It does not matter how old I get because this was probably my favorite and the creepiest Goosebump series I have read in my elementary years. The idea of a DUMMY that talks and stalks totally wacked my brain out! Totally wicked! :p

The story is about Kris and her twin sister Lindy Powell who both love to play with dolls and dummies (just like a typical princess-brat girls). One day Lindy, found a dummy (she named it Slappy) for her to play with. The twin sisters started to fight over the dummy so
Mar 26, 2016 Gliré rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Increíble pensar que antes publicaban estos libros para niños como si nada pero cuando salió Harry Potter lo censuraron por diabólico? (say what).

Vi el capítulo de Slappy y Mr. Wood cuando estaba pequeña, y aún lo culpó por mi eterno terror a las muñecas de cerámicas (esas sonrisas *shudder*). Pero es primera vez que leo el libro... Y es más espeluznante de lo que recordaba.


Muñecos vomitando al estilo de El Exorcista, mordiendo niñas, sometiendo una familia a la esclavitud, diciendo insultos co
Justin Padilla
Apr 05, 2010 Justin Padilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-ir-books
Slappy surprisingly played only a small part in the original book. He was found in a dumpster by Lindy Powell, implying that Slappy has had more mischief in his past than we know about. Lindy took the dummy home, but soon her twin sister, Kris, became jealous and got a dummy of her own, named Mr. Wood. After purchasing Mr. Wood, strange things began to happen. The girls' room was turned upside down, and the kitchen was demolished when all of the food was emptied out and thrown about the room. Ho ...more
Yumi Learner
Sep 15, 2012 Yumi Learner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A couple of days ago when I talked to my French Canadian friend, he introduced me to a very interesting book series called Goosebumps. The book series is very easy for me to read in English without using a dictionary. And plus, I can enjoy reading it.

When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of 江戸川乱歩 (Edogawa Rampo). I read all his books when I was in the fifth grade. Most of his books were creepy and I competed with my classmates who was the fastest to finish reading all his books. Although I couldn't
This is my all time favorite Goosebumps book. Slappy is just so freaky man. 0__0

Still as awesome as I remember it.
Jan 22, 2012 gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My fourth grade students begged me to purchase a class set of the book Night of the Living Dummy, part of the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. I can see why they love this book, although--sorry, kids, I won't be getting a class set.

Night of the Living Dummy is kind of like a cross between Stephen King weirdness and the Night Gallery series by Rod Serling, but targeting kids. That aspect of the story was fun. I enjoyed the creepy and familiar of the story. (I recall, in fact, an evil doll in one
Princess Godoy
Slappy' a dummy, is found lying in the dumpster of a scary house by the two sisters, but this is not his story.

This is by far my favorite among the Goosebumps series. It goes so predictable that you will be surprise that it's different from the things you predicted. The ending is my favorite part, no matter how old I will be, it will forever haunt me.
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Lindy and Kris are twins. They are 12, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Lindy wears her hair long, and Kris short.

They hate each other.

They fight all the time, try to copy each other, make fun of each other, and pull pranks on each other.

One day, Lindy finds a ventriloquist dummy in a dumpster. She names it Slappy. She decides she has a gift for ventriloquism and starts practicing with Slappy every day. At first, Kris makes fun of her for being a dork. But after a few weeks, Lindy and Slappy sta
This book is about Kris who loves playing with dummies and one day her dad just found a new dummy for her to play with, thinking it was a perfectly nice dummy she put it next to her old one. When she played with her dummy it was moving and talking by itself and she started being suspicious. Then her family did a talent show, her dad was playing a guitar and her mom was dancing and her sister was showing her painting. When it was Kris's turn the dummy insulted the family and they taught it was K ...more
Vinton Bayne
After watching the Goosebumps movie I thought I would delve back into my childhood for some nostalgic fun. This may have been a bad idea.

Here we have a story of two mean sisters, one who is downright sadistically cruel at one point. Reading about them kind of made me sick. Slappy, the famous goosebumps dummy, is hardly a background character until the last sentence of a very rushed ending and the main "living" dummy has the worst dialogue, repeating over and over "slaves, I have power!" He is j
Aug 02, 2014 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goosebumps
Cover story: Ol' Slappy, laughing his face off. Of course, we don't know who Slappy is yet.
MC: Kris, though it was hard to tell since her and twin Lindy are together so much.
The run down: Twins Kris and Lindy find an old ventriloquist doll, then somehow convince their parents to get another one so they don't have to share, because at 12, they are incapable of individuality yet. Anyway, shenanigans happen.
Cliff hangers: 7
Doomed ending: Ohhh yeah. Those of us who are familiar with the series can'
Tracy Poff
Kris and Lindy Powell are twin sisters. They share not only their birthday, but also their room, their clothes--just about everything. It's a blessing and a curse--they're very close, but they can really irritate each other, too.

One day, when looking around next door, where a house is being build, Lindy finds a ventriloquist's dummy among the garbage, and names it Slappy. As she practices and gets skilled with the dummy, Kris becomes jealous, wanting her own dummy. Their father finds one at a pa
Oct 19, 2015 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just saw the new Goosebumps movie and felt inspired to read some of these creepy books so I came home and looked through my Goosebumps collection. I decided to start with Night of the Living Dummy because Slappy is one of my favorite characters. I was not disappointed. It is great! I look forward to many more enjoyable reads.
Marie Gentilcore
Apr 12, 2016 Marie Gentilcore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, series, audiobook
The kids (boy-11 & girl-9) and I finished this today. It was a lot of fun and they were so excited for family reading time. The ending was a bit of a tease so we'll be reading the sequel in the future. Unfortunately, the AR level 3.7 is too low for them to get credit for it at school but they said they didn't care. I'm so happy they love reading.
Oct 18, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely my favourite Goosebumps villain! Loved the books when I was a kid.
Slappy is probably Stines' best and most iconic creation.

I wonder if they'll reprint the books again after the movie?
Oct 18, 2015 Cristina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
yup, continua arrepiante. lido antes de ir dormir é um mimo eheh
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Ο καθένας μας έχει τους προσωπικούς του φόβους, τα πράγματα εκείνα που για κάποιο λόγο του προκαλούν ρίγη ανατριχίλας. Ε... οι σατανικές κούκλες ήταν ανέκαθεν κάτι που θεωρούσα creepy και τρομακτικό. Ίσως αυτός να είναι και ο λόγος που θεωρώ το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο της σειράς από τα πιο τρομακτικά. Όσον αφορά εμένα, κατάφερε να παίξει με το μυαλό μου και να κάνει το στομάχι μου να σφιχτεί, τόσο ως παιδί, αλλά και ως ενήλικη αργότερα. Ναι... τους κλόουν και αυτές τις σιχαμένες κούκλες (ξύλινες και ...more
Darcy McLaughlin
This book is our introduction to what would become an iconic Goosebumps character, Slappy the dummy. There would be at least two more "Night of the Living Dummies" in the original run, and some spinoffs for good measure.

This story begins with two twin girls who share everything. Kris and Lindy. You can tell their level of wit because they named their dog Barky, continuing the proud GB tradition of dogs with shitty names (Whitey the black dog from the last book says hi). One day they decide to d
Jun 11, 2009 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This goosebumps is one of my favorite goosebump books because I also saw it on television. It was very interesting, and it was able a dummy that comes to life and scares others. I feel like this book reminds me of Chuckie the doll that kills people. It was a very enjoying book and I would read it again. I would recommend this book to people who enjoys an easy read because it's an easy book to finish.
Richard Rimachi
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I really struggled with this one. It made me feel blah.
Darcus Murray
As big of a fan as I am of Goosebumps and everything Goosebumps related, I must admit that I haven't actually read many of the Goosebumps books. But this is something that I am quickly remedying, especially now that I have my own child and I read chapter books to her.

I was super excited to snatch this book up. I bought it used on Barnes and Noble and was delighted to find that it was in perfect condition. It was seriously like it had never even been opened. I wanted to tear into it as soon as I
I will be copy-pasting this for every Goosebumps novel I'll be reading.

On a whim, I decided to read all of the Goosebumps books. Some of them I've read before but, for the most part, I haven't. I won't be giving any stars; this doesn't mean anything about my actual opinion for the books, it only means that I don't think I can realistically, objectively rank 62 books which are not even meant for my age. I did enjoy the ones I read as a child and I am enjoying the ones I'm reading now, so that's w
Jul 15, 2015 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dette er ren nostalgi for mig. Der er ingen tvivl om at det er børnebøger. Jeg læste selv serien engang da jeg var en lille pige, jeg kan ikke huske hvor gammel jeg var, men det er vel 15 år siden. Så jeg kan heller ikke huske dem, udover at jeg godt kunne lide dem.

Jeg kan godt mærke at jeg er blevet ældre, og de er skrevet til et yngre publikum, men det er nu virkelig nogle sjove bøger at genlæse! Den var rigtig hurtig at læse, kort og letlæselig. Da jeg var yngre, blev jeg virkelig skræmt, spe
Sep 23, 2011 Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miguel Garcia
language arts

The book is night of the living dummy by R.L. stine.It was published september 1st 2003. This is a horror story {but is not in my opionion}. I dont know any rewards it had 110 or 120 pages took me about a week to read. The characters are lindy and kris and slappy at lindy and kris's house.

The settinng is at kris and linda's house. The protagonist was linda and kris. They had to decide what they was going to do to stop slappy. The conflict was that slap
Oct 28, 2008 Tucker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Christine Blachford
Oh, how I used to love those Goosebumps books. My friend and I used to stay up all night taking it turns to read chapters to each other – these and the other teen horror series you could get. When this first Goosebumps book appeared on my reading list, and I found it was available on the Kindle, I almost jumped for joy. An excuse to relive the good old days.

And thankfully, unlike some of the other children/young adult books I have been revisiting, it still holds up for me as an adult. It’s not t
This story is about Kris having a dummy that turns real at night. She got it as a present from her dad. She liked it so she kept it. One day there was a show at her school and she brought it to school with her to perform. The dummy started to go out of control and moved by itself. Kris knew something was wrong and the dummy was suspicious. One time at home the dummy even threw up some green liquid out of it's mouth and Kris knew she had to destroy it now.
I can connect this to like other books wh
Michael Guzman
Slappy the dummy is found in a dumpster and the girls that found her have now idea what there in for. I think this a great book for any Goosebumps fans or any one that wants to read this. This book is also pretty scary the cover is pretty scary and the story line is to. Thank you for reading this review. :)
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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