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This book was used for researching for my son's report on R.L. Stine. The book included all of the information that was requested to be included in the report. Came as expected and was very helpful. This is the only book we found written on R.L. Stine so we were very happy they had it and could get it to use quickly. :)
Who is R.L.Stine is another installment of the New York Times Bestselling Who Was series for kids. We received a copy of this (along with several others in the series) from the generous Harold Greenspoon Foundation and PJ Library. My son absolutely loves the series with their high-quality illustrations and captivating portraits of some of the most influential people in history, and of course Stine being Jewish and starting off on his own two feet making ends meet with little to his name always makes for an excellent story in our house since that is where our family origins came from as well. His story of never giving up, doing whatever it takes to become a writer who makes his living from copyediting to even holding down a job at a financial newspaper for just one day once they figured out he knew nothing about finance made for a great story – not to mention the fact that once he started Fear Street and of course Goosebumps, he became one of the most famous, influential, richest writers of all time. A great deal of fun, Stine’s contribution is unmatched in children’s literature, and the Who Was series (in particular this one of many contributions to it by M.D.Payne) was a pleasure to read – I know I will see him dipping into it again and again, and it will share shelf space with our other great books from the series including that of Ralph Lauren and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is still a little too young and skittish at bedtime to go to bed reading Goosebumps (even though at his age I was devouring one a night), but when the time comes, we will know exactly how Stine got to be the master he is.