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Full Moon Fever is the twenty-second book in the Goosebumps Series 2000 book series. It was published in 1999.

The cover artwork shows an unspecified beast in ripped pants with the full moon in the background.

Plot

Robbie and his sister Alesha are visiting their Grandpa John at his cabin in the woods, which they don't want to do because they hate his scary stories that keep them up at night. He tells a story about Full Moon Fever, a mythical illness which turns anyone who looks at the full moon into ravenous, snarling beasts. He heard about it from a woman he met after getting lost in the Canadian wilderness. After he pretends to have caught it as a joke, they brush the whole thing off and try to forget about the story.

On Halloween night, Robbie and Alesha go trick-or-treating around town. They reluctantly visit the home of one of their nastiest teachers, Mrs. Eakins, who they'd recently upset by kicking a soccer ball through her window. When they arrive at her home, however, they are surprised to find that the usually mean Mrs. Eakins is being so friendly. Mrs. Eakins generously gives them both full-size candy bars which the two gobble up on the way back.

The next morning, Robbie discovers that he is completely coated in thick hair, just like a werewolf. Robbie can't talk and finds that he is constantly hungry and unable to control his appetites, eating anything he can - including live animals. Robbie finds Alesha and the two flee into the woods nearby, away from the police who are pursuing them.

After regaining their speech, Robbie and Alesha plan what to do. They worry that they have succumbed to Full Moon Fever. Robbie and Alesha go to find their Grandpa John, who told them about the disease the night before, only to discover that it is merely an old legend and that it isn't real.

The two travel to Canada to find a cure -- only to be captured by a circus ringleader named Dr Thorne who turns them into circus freaks. They escape the circus and try to change back under a full moon, only to find it has no effect. They return home with Grandpa John and find Robbie's Halloween candy, including a "Best" bar that actually says "Beast Bar", leading Robbie and Alesha to discover that the candy bars Mrs. Eakins gave them were actually cursed and she is a witch.

Robbie and Alesha go to Mrs. Eakins' home and attack her after ransacking the house. They eat many "Cure Bars", which were lying around the house and hope that they will cure them. However, Robbie takes another look at the label and discovers that it actually says "Curse Bar", meaning that they have just likely permanently cursed themselves.

International releases

No. Book Country Translated title Release date Publisher
3

Full Moon Fever


Fullmoonfever-UK
United Kingdom

English

Full Moon Fever October, 1999 Scholastic
3

Тревожное полнолуние


Fullmoonfever-russian (Тревожное полнолуние)
Russia

Russian

Disturbing Full Moon October 1999 N/A
59

Vollmondfieber Wächter des Schreckens


Full Moon Fever - German Cover - Gänsehaut Sammelband, Vollmondfieber u. Wächter des Schreckens
Germany

German

Full Moon Fever

Guardian of the Fright

December 2000 C. Bertelsmann
68

La Fièvre de la Pleine Lune


Fullmoonfever-french1

Chair de Poule La Fièvre de la Pleine Lune

France

French

The Fever of the Full Moon February 14th, 2001 Bayard
84

Febbre di Plenilunio


Fullmoonfever-italian
Italy

Italian

Fever of Fullmoon 2001 Mondadori
N/A

尖叫学校•满月兽牙


Fullmoonfever-chinese
China

Chinese

Scream School • Full Moon Animals June 01, 2011 接力出版社

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