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Review: It Came From Ohio

April 15, 2016

It Came From Ohio


R. L. Stine, the author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series of books has tons of young fans, many of whom wonder what it takes to be a writer.  He shares his story in It Came From Ohio!: My Life as a Writer starting when he was four years old.

Stine always had an active imagination and loved telling stories.  He started writing magazines in high school and worked on the campus humor magazine while he was a student at Ohio State.  He dreamed of working at a magazine once he graduated so he moved to New York to look for a job.  Snagging his dream job wasn’t as easy as he thought it would be but he worked hard and never gave up.

Stine tells his story with humor so It Came From Ohio! was a lot of fun to read.  (Who knew a horror writer is so funny?)  There are photos of the author as well as some examples of his early work included in the book and Stine answers his most frequently asked questions which should satisfy even his most rabid fans.  Stine was an average kid with a dream so his story is likely to ignite a spark in young readers.  I enjoyed this book and thing young readers (especially fans of Stine) will too!

I kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Scholastic. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2016 8:55 am

    I came from Ohio too! 🙂
    This sounds like a fun read for little ones. My kids loved this author when they were younger.

  2. April 15, 2016 10:07 am

    One of my kids (I think my son) was a big RL Stine fan.

  3. April 15, 2016 2:48 pm

    My kids devoured these books when they were young. Love the title.

  4. April 15, 2016 3:16 pm

    Looks like another winner

  5. April 15, 2016 4:32 pm

    I read a lot of R. L. Stine growing up and many of my friends were big fans of his books. This sounds like one I need to read.

  6. Patty permalink
    April 15, 2016 6:21 pm

    I have been seeing this book everywhere!

  7. April 17, 2016 8:09 pm

    I probably wouldn’t be interested in this if it were not for the Ohio connection. I do enjoy reading books with connections to places where I have lived.

  8. April 19, 2016 9:23 am

    What a great book for fans of Stine. Our kids never read his books, but he sounds like he has a great story to tell!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    April 24, 2016 6:55 pm

    Can you believe neither my kids nor I have ever read a Goosebumps book?

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