Monster on the HillBook - 2013
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Every good town has a good monster. They’re fantastic. Much of the time they’re terrorizing the citizenry, and as everyone knows that’s just good for business (tourists love to be terrified). Best of all, a good monster will guard a town from a threat known only as The Murk. And then there’s poor Stoker-on-Avon. They’ve a bit of a monster problem. His name is Rayburn and . . . well, let’s be honest. Rayburn’s kind of pathetic. Worst of all, he knows it, so his days are spent wallowing in self-pity. When Dr. Charles Wilkie is charged by the town fathers to perk the creature up he unwittingly brings along plucky newsboy orphan Tim. Together, the three try to get at the root of Rayburn’s problem. Unfortunately a trip to his friend Tentaculor leaves Stoker-on-Avon without a guardian. And The Murk? He’s hungry . . . very hungry . . .
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