Lummox is not exactly the family dog. Big as a triceratops but more exotic in appetite—he once ate a used Buick—"Lummy" has a decided penchant for trouble. Still, he’s been part of the Thomas clan for generations, and his current owner, John Thomas Stuart, XI, cares for him deeply. Just how deeply will be tested when Lummox’s restless appetite starts a chain of events that turn his relationship with John Thomas upside down—and puts first John Thomas and then the Earth itself in peril. Scorchingly funny, politically acute, yet deeply human, The Star Beast remains one of Robert Heinlein’s most beloved novels.
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Like many people, I go way, way back with Heinlein. My very favorite book (and one that stands out in my mind--and with much affection--to this day) is Tunnel in the Sky. I really, really wanted to go off to explore new worlds with a covered wagon and horses, like the hero does at the very end of the book. But one of the nice things about Robert Heinlein is that he's got something for everyone. One of my best friends has a different favorite: Podkayne of Mars. Go figure.
--Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor
Lummox had been the Stuart family pet for years. Though far from cuddly and rather large, it had always been obedient and docile. Except, that is, for the time it had eaten the secondhand Buick . . .
But now, all of a sudden and without explanation, Lummox had begun chomping down on a variety of things -- not least, a very mean dog and a cage of virtually indestructible steel. Incredible!
John Thomas and Lummox were soon in awfully hot water, and they didn't know how to get out. And neither one really understood just how bad things were -- or how bad the situation could get -- until some space voyagers appeared and turned a far-from-ordinary family problem into an extraordinary confrontation.
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110684124211
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