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Laura Monster Crusher

Laura Monster Crusher is a children's book by Wesley King.

Wesley King

Laura Monster Crusher is a children's book by Wesley King. (Pengun Random House Canada)

Laura Ledwick is... well... large.

The kids at school don't let her forget it. When Laura's family moves to the next town over before eighth grade, she expects more of the same.

What she doesn't expect are the snake-like yellow eyes watching her from the forest. Or the mysterious rattling in her closet. Or finally making real friends for the first time. Or handsome uber-nerd Liam R. Kelp, who might just be the cutest boy to ever wear a Science Is Cool T-shirt.

But when Laura finally discovers the source of the rattling, things take on a whole new level of weird. It turns out Laura has just been given the most important job in the world: Monster Crusher. Her role is simple: protect the earth from the horrors beneath their feet. Eighth grade is about to get a lot more interesting. (From Penguin Random House Canada)

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