Pearl Petal and Ben Silverstein can't wait for their first official day as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. That is, until they are tasked with clipping the sasquatch's toenails. "Gross!"Then Pearl spots a monster in the lake behind the hospital. Even though they were told not to leave the building for "any" reason, Pearl sets off for a closer look, with Ben trailing cautiously behind.The outing goes awry when Ben is captured by the creature and held hostage on an island in the middle of the lake. It's up to Pearl to hatch a rescue mission. Will she save the day or cement her reputation as the town troublemaker? And will the hospital's "secret" patient be able to help?Suzanne Selfors takes readers on an incredible adventure full of mythical creatures and astonishing discoveries that are anything "but "imaginary.This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in "The Lonely Lake Monster." These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!