The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth,1st Scholastic paperback printing, TX306, 1961,188 pages. Illustrated by Louis Darling.
DESCRIPTION:“What in the world came out of that enormous egg? lt weighs 13,900 pounds! It measures 20 feet- and it’s not even full grown!
No wonder Nate Twitchell’s pet rocks his home town in New Hampshire and astounds the nation. ‘That creature is a Federal offense- Un-American,’ cried Senator Granderson. ‘It’s eating the U.S. Government out of house and home!’
When Nate hears the fate that is planned for his pet, he is desperate. How can he save it? How can he hide something that weighs more than six tons? “(from the back cover)