The Star Beast

by Robert A. Heinlein

A young boy and his friend run away from home to protect a cute (if rather large) alien pet that turns out to be much more than just a pet indeed.

Lummox has been the pet of the Stuart family for generations. With eight legs, a thick hide and huge (and growing) size, Lummox is nobody's idea of man's best friend. Nevertheless, John Stuart XI, descendant of the starman who originally brought Lummox back to Earth, loves him.

But when Lummox eats a neighbor's car and begins to grow again, the Feds decide enough is enough. John isn't about to let the authorities take his pet away, and with his best friend friend Betty, determines to save Lummox even if it takes leaving the life he's known forever.

First Published:1954

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