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Egg Monsters from Mars is the forty-second book in the original Goosebumps book series. It was first published in 1996.

The illustration shows an egg monster on top of a bunch of eggs in the kitchen.

Blurb

Which Came First, the Monster or the Egg?

An egg hunt. That's what Dana Johnson's bratty little sister, Brandy, wants to have at her birthday party. And whatever Brandy wants, Brandy gets. Dana's not big on egg hunts. But that was before he found The Egg. It's not like a normal egg. It's about the size of a softball. It's covered with ugly blue and purple veins. And it's starting to hatch...

Plot

Dana Johnson's little sister, Brandy Johnson is having her birthday coming up a week – which is the time that is before Easter. She cons her parents into setting up an egg hunt for her birthday. But during the party, an egg fight ensues and the party becomes a disaster. During the egg hunt, Dana finds a strange, large, pale green egg – which does not break when it is thrown by Dana's best friend Anne, much to Dana's amazement.

About a day after the egg disaster, the huge green egg hatches and out comes an "egg monster" that resembles a pile of rotten scrambled eggs with eyes.

Dana places the creature in a shoe box and bikes over to Anne's house to show it to her. Anne's mother is disgusted by the thing and nearly washes it down the drain, but it is saved by Dana. He later brings it to Dr. Gray's lab. Dr. Gray explains that the eggs came down from Mars in a shower that only hit the town. Dana's egg was the last one.

Dr. Gray locks both Dana and the egg creature in a room with frigid temperatures ‒ and the room contains many more egg creatures.  He wants to keep Dana to experiment on him because of Dana's contact with the creature.  Dana's father does not discover that he is there.

After a few hours, the egg creatures merge together to form a blanket for Dana so he does not freeze to death. Eventually, Dr. Gray lets Dana out, but he is furious that the egg monsters turned into a blanket. He plans to put Dana back in the frigid room to freeze. Suddenly, the creatures overpower Dr. Gray and Dana gets out of the room and runs back home. But when he comes back to the lab to show his parents the egg monsters, both the egg monsters and Dr. Gray are gone. So, his parents do not believe in him.

The next morning, he seems to be fine and begins to go to his friend Anne's house. Suddenly, he crouches on the lawn and lays an enormous egg.

Reprints and rereleases

So far, Egg Monsters from Mars has received one reprint, which was in September 2003.

Book Release date Type Media

2003 - 2007 reprint series


Egg Monsters from Mars - Reprint
September 2003 Standalone Paperback

International releases

Artwork

Trivia

  • The cover makes it seem like the egg creatures are really monsters. But in the book, they're actually benevolent creatures captured by a mad scientist (the only exception being that they impregnate other people to reproduce).
  • Dana and Brandy's father was mentioned by name in the book: Clark Johnson.

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