The Experiment (novel)

The Experiment

Ax morphing into a cow
Author K. A. Applegate
Illustrator David B. Mattingly
Country United States
Language English
Series Animorphs #28
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date
March 1999
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 139
ISBN 0-590-76261-3
Preceded by The Exposed
Followed by The Sickness

The Experiment is the 28th book in the Animorphs series, written by K.A. Applegate. It is known to have been ghostwritten by Amy Garvey. It is narrated by Ax.

The front cover quote is "Change is a good thing. A very good thing..." The inside cover quote is "Got milk?"

Plot summary

The Animorphs find out from Erek that the Yeerks have taken control of a meatpacking plant and a laboratory. They acquire chimpanzees and infiltrate the lab. They don't find very much information so Tobias and Ax morph into bulls (thinking they would morph into steer but not realizing that the DNA does not include surgical procedures) to go to the meatpacking plant. Inside the plant, they discover a room with humans in cages. The computer tells them that it is an experiment designed to destroy the free will of the human population so that the Yeerks can take over easily, but a Yeerk scientist eventually confirms that the experiment was a total failure.


Morpher Morphs Acquired Morphs Used
Jake Chimpanzee Seagull, chimpanzee, fly, Siberian tiger
Rachel Chimpanzee Seagull, chimpanzee, fly, grizzly bear
Tobias Chimpanzee, bull Chimpanzee, bull
Cassie Chimpanzee Seagull, chimpanzee, fly, flea (possibly; partially), wolf
Marco Chimpanzee Seagull, chimpanzee, gorilla, fly
Ax Chimpanzee, cow*, bull Northern harrier, seagull, chimpanzee, owl, cow*, bull

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