R.L. STINE'S best-selling 'Goosebumps' children's horror series has been sanitized like the works of Roald Dahl: 'more than 100 edits such as a character being described as "cheerful" rather than "plump", references to villains making victims "slaves" have been removed and "crazy" has been changed to "silly". (_Times_, 3 March) The initial_Times_ report accused Stine of self-censorship, but he protested that 'the stories aren't true. I've never changed a word in_Goosebumps_. Any changes were never shown to me.' (MSN, 8 March). It seems that Scholastic Books, determined to 'keep
the language current and avoid imagery that could negatively impact a young person's view of themselves today, with a particular focus on mental
health', did all this without bothering to tell the author.
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