Stine, R.L. Goosebumps graphix; terror trips, vol. 2.
STINE, R.L. Goosebumps graphix; terror trips, vol. 2. Illus. by Jill Thompson, et al. Scholastic, Graphix. 144p. illus. c2007. 0-4398-5780-5. $8.99. J
Three tales of middle-school horror have been adapted from the ubiquitous, long-running Goosebumps series into graphic novel format. Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) reworks a family's terrifying ter·ri·fy
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To menace or threaten; intimidate. trip to a haunted amusement park in "One Day at Horrorland" with frenetic lines and mismatched panel sizing. Jamie Tolagson tackles the adaptation of the SF nightmare "A Shocker on Shock Street A Shocker on Shock Street is a children's novella in the Goosebumps series written by R. L. Stine. There was an adaptation made in graphic novel form, also. Summary ." Amy Kim Ganter Amy Kim Ganter (b. 1980 in Binghamton, New York) is the Rising Stars of Manga award-winning author of Tokyopop's Sorcerers & Secretaries. (Sorcerers and Secretaries) adapts the undersea adventure "Deep Trouble" into a clearly defined graphic format with clean, bold lines.
tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. to be a hit with the "tween tween
A child between middle childhood and adolesence, usually between 8 and 12 years old.
[Blend of teen1 and between.] " crowd, this collection offers fast-paced versions of the well-known tales. While the art is widely varied, ranging from dark and grainy grain·y
adj. grain·i·er, grain·i·est
1. Made of or resembling grain; granular.
2. Resembling the grain of wood.
3. Having a granular appearance due to the clumping of particles in the emulsion. to clean Photoshop-touched panels, the unifying theme of Terror Trips smoothly fuses the stories together. Not quite as chilling as some of the entries in Creepy Creatures, the first book in the series, this volume has the right dash of intrigue, mystery and thrills for a younger audience. This is a fine addition to most public and school libraries and should fare well in both. The next volume, Scary Summer, due out in the summer of 2007, promises to offer more popular graphic novel icons, such as Ted Naifeh, Kyle Baker and Dean Haspiel. Jennifer Feigelman, YA Svcs. Libn., Goshen PL, Goshen, NY
J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.