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Artie is living his first and WORST day of school over and over again. How will he break the cycle?
Listen to this audiobook excerpt from R.L. Stine's children's horror novel It's the First Day of School... Forever!, narrated by Matthew Brown. On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says:
"You're just worried about your first day in a new school."
At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets
“Matthew Brown voices smart-mouthed Artie, capturing his mounting terror as oddly familiar events spiral out of control and his efforts to change things make matters worse... With its surprising and satisfying conclusion, this tale will not disappoint Stine’s main fans.” – School Library Journal
“Artie is pretty lovable. You have to root for this kid who is trying to do everything right, but ends up doing everything wrong, even when he’s lived through it once or twice.” – 5 Minutes for Books
“An engaging and welcome addition to children’s library audiobook collections, highly recommended.” – The Midwest Book Review
"Stine takes the normal anxieties of childhood—in this case, the first day at a new school—and blends exaggerated humor with a few equally exaggerated moments of horror in a fast and goofy romp. Lots of fun for Stine fans.” --Booklist
“Stine's signature blend of horror and humor, combined with an unexpected ending, offers a fresh view on a familiar idea.” -ABC New York“The genuinely scary encounters in Ardmore’s basement will get kids racing through the pages. And the surprising twist in the end provides the just right explanation for it all.” –ReadKiddoRead.com“R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, brings his unique blend of storytelling, suspense, humor and horror to It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! . . . . Stine’s many fans will not be disappointed in this book, and anyone who likes mysteries, humor or scary books will enjoy it as well.” --BookPage“Stine excels in describing events every school child fears. His young fans will find this one a satisfying read.” –TeensReadToo.com“A preteen horror take on Groundhog Day . . . . Great fun as ever, supplied by genre’s most prolific and reliable master.” –Kirkus Reviews
IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...FOREVER! by R.L. StineKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...FOREVER! . A preteen horror take on Groundhog Day.- Kirkus Reviews
Before R. L. STINE made his name as the Stephen King of children’s literature, he was the author of humorous fiction and an editor of Bananas magazine. He is the bestselling author of more than three hundred books, including the phenomenally bestselling Goosebumps series. It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! is Stine’s first book with Feiwel and Friends.
R.L. StineMatthew Brown