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(Actually, I can't figure out if this book is from 2000 or 2001. The copyright page says 2000)
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|name = The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader
 
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|series = ''[[Goosebumps Series 2000]]''
 
|series = ''[[Goosebumps Series 2000]]''
 
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|pre = ''[[Ghost in the Mirror]]''}}'''''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''''' was going to be the twenty-sixth book in the ''[[Goosebumps Series 2000]]'' book series. It was never released due to [[R.L. Stine]]'s [[R.L. Stine's fallout with Scholastic|contract with Scholastic expiring]].
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'''''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''''' was going to be the twenty-sixth book in the ''[[Goosebumps Series 2000]]'' book series. It was never released, due to [[R.L. Stine]]'s [[R.L. Stine's fallout with Scholastic|contract with Scholastic expiring]]. The plot to the book is unknown.
 
   
 
==Cover art==
 
==Cover art==
[[Tim Jacobus]], the cover artist for ''Goosebumps Series 2000'', said he did indeed create cover art for the book. Jacobus says the illustration featured a tiny sized kid holding a pencil, warding off a white rat on a desk in a classroom. According to Jacobus, the artwork was finished. However, Scholastic called Jacbous and told him not to turn it in. They also said it would be his last ''[[Goosebumps (franchise)|Goosebumps]]'' cover.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QvPAWYWj6o&t=1844</ref>
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In an interview (before the cover was revealed), ''Goosebumps Series 2000'' cover artist [[Tim Jacobus]] said he created cover art for the book. Jacobus said the illustration featured a tiny sized kid holding a pencil, warding off a white rat on a desk in a classroom. According to Jacobus, the artwork was finished, but a Scholastic representative called Jacbous and told him not to turn it in. They also said it would be his last ''[[Goosebumps (franchise)|Goosebumps]]'' cover.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QvPAWYWj6o&t=1844</ref>
   
On March 9th, 2017, the image was finally revealed, as Jacobus sent one of our admins an image of the original artwork.<ref>[http://goosebumps.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:13795 The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader - BIG NEWS!]</ref>
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After receiving a request from a fan, Jacobus shared the unused artwork on March 9, 2017.<ref>[[Thread:13795|The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader - BIG NEWS!]]</ref>
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
While this book was never released, the title and cover artwork suggest that the protagonist, a fifth grader, shrinks to miniature sizes.
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While this book was never released, the title and cover artwork reveal that the protagonist, a fifth grader, shrinks to miniature sizes.
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In the year 2000, [[R.L. Stine]] published a one-off book titled ''[https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Shrinkman-R-L-Stine/dp/161218328X The Adventures of Shrinkman]''. ''The Adventures of Shrinkman'' was released very shortly after the cancellation of ''[[Goosebumps Series 2000]]'', and the book was the first of six stand-alone novellas that Stine would publish between 2000 and 2001. The introduction to the book says it was partially inspired by the movie ''The Incredible Shrinking Man'', which is the same film that ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader'' derived its title from. The main character of ''The Adventures of Shrinkman'' is in the fifth grade, which is the same as the protagonist of ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''. In ''The Adventures of Shrinkman'', there is a scene where a white lab rat attacks the miniature protagonist, which is extremely similar to the scenario depicted in the cover illustration for the book ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''.
   
After the cancellation of ''[[Goosebumps Series 2000]]'', [[R.L. Stine]] published a one-off book titled ''[https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Shrinkman-R-L-Stine/dp/161218328X The Adventures of Shrinkman]''. The intro to the book says it was partially inspired by the movie ''The Incredible Shrinking Man'', which is the same film that ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader'' derived its title from. The main character of ''The Adventures of Shrinkman'' is in the fifth grade, which is the same as the protagonist of the ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''. In ''The Adventures of Shrinkman'', there is a scene where a white lab rat attacks the miniature protagonist, which is extremely similar to the scenario depicted in the cover illustration for the book ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''.
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On November 14, 2017, R.L. Stine confirmed on Twitter that the plot for ''The Adventures of Shrinkman'' had evolved from ''The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader''.<ref>[https://twitter.com/RL_Stine/status/930430927418863617 R.L. Stine confirming that the "lost" ''Goosebumps Series 2000'' book turned into ''The Adventures of Shrinkman''.] <small>([https://web.archive.org/web/20171114152003/https:/twitter.com/RL_Stine/status/930430927418863617 Mirror.])</small></ref>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*It is possible that some plot ideas were recycled for the second ''[[Goosebumps Hall of Horrors]]'' book, ''[[Night of the Giant Everything]]'', but nothing has been said.
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*It is possible that elements of the plot were later recycled for the second ''[[Goosebumps Hall of Horrors]]'' book, ''[[Night of the Giant Everything]]'', but nothing has ever been confirmed.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader was going to be the twenty-sixth book in the Goosebumps Series 2000 book series. It was never released due to R.L. Stine's contract with Scholastic expiring.

Cover artEdit

In an interview (before the cover was revealed), Goosebumps Series 2000 cover artist Tim Jacobus said he created cover art for the book. Jacobus said the illustration featured a tiny sized kid holding a pencil, warding off a white rat on a desk in a classroom. According to Jacobus, the artwork was finished, but a Scholastic representative called Jacbous and told him not to turn it in. They also said it would be his last Goosebumps cover.[1]

After receiving a request from a fan, Jacobus shared the unused artwork on March 9, 2017.[2]

Plot Edit

While this book was never released, the title and cover artwork reveal that the protagonist, a fifth grader, shrinks to miniature sizes.

In the year 2000, R.L. Stine published a one-off book titled The Adventures of Shrinkman. The Adventures of Shrinkman was released very shortly after the cancellation of Goosebumps Series 2000, and the book was the first of six stand-alone novellas that Stine would publish between 2000 and 2001. The introduction to the book says it was partially inspired by the movie The Incredible Shrinking Man, which is the same film that The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader derived its title from. The main character of The Adventures of Shrinkman is in the fifth grade, which is the same as the protagonist of The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader. In The Adventures of Shrinkman, there is a scene where a white lab rat attacks the miniature protagonist, which is extremely similar to the scenario depicted in the cover illustration for the book The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader.

On November 14, 2017, R.L. Stine confirmed on Twitter that the plot for The Adventures of Shrinkman had evolved from The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader.[3]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QvPAWYWj6o&t=1844
  2. The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader - BIG NEWS!
  3. R.L. Stine confirming that the "lost" Goosebumps Series 2000 book turned into The Adventures of Shrinkman. (Mirror.)
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