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The Beast from the East (Goosebumps, No. 43) Paperback – May 1, 1996

4.4 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
Book 43 of 62 in the Goosebumps Series

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About the Author

R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie. www.RLStine.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 330L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (May 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590568809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590568807
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 26, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book, unlike any other Goosebumps book, has a assortment of delightful mini adventures, sure to please even the most ignorant non-readers.

This book is about three children, who are all siblings. On a family camping trip they get lost in the woods, where they meet huge gruesome beast that want to play a deadly game of tag. The winners get to stay alive. Thus, the losers get eaten.

If you want horror, humor, and drama all in one book, then I strongly suggest that you purchase this extraordinary masterpeice. Farthermore, it opens the mind to a whole new world of endless possibilities.
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A Kid's Review on June 24, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Beast from the East is an awesome book. When I was reading it, I felt like I was there, escaping from all the dangers of the woods with Ginger Wald and her identical twin brothers, Nat and Pat. While on a picnic, Ginger's parents tell her, Nat, and Pat to go into the woods and explore for a while. So they do. After a long time, they get lost, and have no clue which way to go. While talking about getting back to their camp site, they find a GIGANTIC footprint and the ground suddenly starts to shake. That forces them to hide behind some of the strange-looking plants. Then, they meet the blue, furry, beasts. They seem friendly....sort of. They want to play a game similar to tag. But in the game, if you're It when it ends......you get eaten. The ending of the book is creepy. R.L. Stine sure knows how to write a book. I didn't want to put it down. I know that a lot of kids will really, REALLY enjoy this great Goosebumps book.
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A Kid's Review on December 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
The Beast From The East is a wonderful book! She gets lost in WY. They live in Rapid, SD. Ginger is a ten year old girl that gets lost in the woods with her brothers, Pat and Nat. She meets some beasts called Fleg, Spork, and Gleeb, and they play a game. If you're it in the end , you get fried. Fleg and the other beasts went to hide. Nat and Ginger had to find them. Finally they saw a beast and they went to find it. But he was not there. What will they do? This book is for all readers because the words are easy. "This book is good,"I think.
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This series had been feeling dog-tired in the five entries preceding the Beast from the East, and that sense wasn't shaken here. The worst of the first 43 books, Beast... is a boring story written by a very bored writer.

R.L. Stine's stories often start from the title, and build from there into creative, funny, spooky stories. The Beast from the East isn't one of those. Ginger and her twin brothers, Pat and Nat, are going on a camping trip with their parents. Barely settling into their campsite, the kids get lost and get dragged into a deadly game of tag being played by a species of blue-furred, English-speaking monsters. The game is, of course, called the Beast from the East, a name that alludes only to how arbitrary the game's logic and rules are: Whoever's 'it' in this game of tag is the Beast of the title, and they must either escape or tag another player.

But the tag only counts if no one's paused the game without notice, and if they sneak up and tag the player from the east. Add to that, hiding spots that only work once per game, penalty rocks that randomly explode if touched, brown splotches of grass in the forest that are instant-win zones for hungry monsters, special clone rules (for the twins!), and so on.

The siblings spend the entire book hurtling through a game of cat and mouse, with new rules popping up in each chapter. It's all too random and frantic. There's no time for developing the characters, either, as they're too busy running or hiding.

Usually the stinkers in this series are still pretty fun to read and reminisce with, but this one has nothing going for it. Yuck.
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This is in my opinion, one of the best Goosebump books written in the 61 book series. Its suspensefull,interesting, and a great plot!!! What more can you ask for? Blue furry monsters???ehehe
Ginger Wald is a 12yr girl who is camping in the woods with her two nature loving parents and her twin brothers who are hyperactive time bombs.
While playing hide-n-go-seek Ginger and her brothers get lost in the forest, they try to find their way back but soon find themselves in a very strange looking forest full of blue umblella trees,bunnies with razor sharp teeth,and other weird plant life.
They soon find themselves being hunted down by large blue bearlike animals with beady black eyes,thick blue fur,sharp teeth, and a big appetite.
They are soon forced the play a game called "The Beast from the East" a tag-like game in which whoever is the beast from the east at the end loses(In this case the humans get eaten). The main rules are simple stay alive until sunset. Simple enough right?
So to find out the rest of this awesome story READ THE BOOK!!!
God Bless ~Amy
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Giving this a 4 star because I love the story. Reminisce from my childhood. I think its my favorite RL Stine book.

Bedtime stories!

Does not get 5 stars because its pretty worn. Im not complaining, I think it gives it character, however, it cost me around the same as the better condition books. Again, passable, has character. A bit beaten up.

Thanks! Will order again.
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