The star beast

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Scribner, 1954 - Fiction - 282 pages
19 Reviews
A young boy believes he and his ancestors have been raising an extra-terrestrial pet for several generations, when actually the beast has been raising them. When the beast must be returned to his native planet, he insists on taking his human "pet" with him.

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Review: The Star Beast (Heinlein Juveniles #8)

User Review  - Jared Gulian - Goodreads

I read this in high school, many moons ago, and just re-read it last week. It still totally captivated me. I loved the way the story changes your perceptions and assumptions about the 'Lummox' beast as the story progresses. And the relationship between boy and beast is charming. Read full review

Review: The Star Beast (Heinlein Juveniles #8)

User Review  - Brigid - Goodreads

Classic Sc fi, read it the first time at eight years old, thirty years later it still stands the test of time for me, re read it every few years, gateway book for me into the diverse world of Science fiction. Read full review


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Robert A. Heinlein was the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe--over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary "Stranger in a Strange Land" was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the "New York Times" best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including "The Number of the Beast", "Friday", "Job: A Comedy of Justice", "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls", and "To Sail Beyond the Sunset". In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein "is" science fiction.

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