School for Minions
In this new edition of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, the story of Runt Higgins continues. Having discovered his true identity, and all that goes along with it…Runt begins to think about his life before all of the changes.
This is book four in the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series.
In the race to create the Undefeatable Minion, Dr. Critchlore’s longtime rival, Dr. Pravus, is winning. As Dr. Critchlore rallies his troops, Runt is kidnapped. As the last prince of Andirat, he must lead the rebellion in his home country.
Isolated from his minion friends, Runt grows suspicious of the rebels, who seem to be working with Dr. Pravus. Runt knows he must escape and tell Dr. Critchlore, but reaching him activates Runt’s curse, giving him just days to live! His only chance for survival: Stop Dr. Pravus and win the allegiance of the witch who cursed him. Fortunately for Runt, he knows just the minions for the job.
About the Author
Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. You can find all her books here.
About the Illustrator
Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio. You can find more information on him and his work here.
Other books in this series:
(Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions #1)
Welcome to Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, the premier trainer of minions for Evil Overlords everywhere. No student is prouder to be at Dr. Critchlore’s than Runt Higgins, a twelve-year-old werewolf. (At least he thinks he’s twelve. He was abandoned at the school as a baby, so he can’t say for sure.) Runt loves everything about Dr. Critchlore’s. He loves his classes—like History of Henchmen and Introduction to Explosives. He loves his friends—like Darthin the gargoyle and Syke the tree nymph. And he loves his foster family, who took him in when his wolf pack couldn’t.
But not everyone loves Dr. Critchlore’s as much as Runt. After a series of disasters, each worse than the next, it’s clear that someone is trying to shut the school down. It’s up to Runt, who knows the place better than anybody, to figure out who’s behind the attacks . . . and to save his home, and Dr. Critchlore himself, from total destruction.
(Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions #2)
Runt Higgins needs answers, fast. Someone cursed him to die on his sixteenth birthday— but no one seems to know who cursed him or why. He decides he must find the Great Library, where all true knowledge is stored. Unfortunately, the only people who know the location of the Great Library are a covert network of librarian-spies who have sworn to protect the Library’s secrets. And when one of Runt’s professors is attacked, it soon becomes clear that others are also out to find the Library at any cost. Meanwhile, Runt’s not the only one whose days are numbered. To save the floundering school from an inevitable sale, Dr. Critchlore takes some desperate measures. His master plan to save the school? A fashion show.
(Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions #3)
Runt Higgins has a long to-do list. He needs to find out who cursed him, and why; he needs to make up with his best friend, Syke; and he needs to pass the Junior Henchman Training Program. That last one? Not likely. Professor Murphy hates Runt and is actively trying to fail him. The only way for Runt to pass the class and stay at Dr. Critchlore’s school is to locate a rare mineral that Dr. Critchlore needs to make an Undefeatable Minion. To find it, Runt must travel to icy Upper Worb and battle gyrfalcons, yetis . . . and the loathsome team from Dr. Pravus’s school. Their newest member? Runt’s former best friend, Syke.
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected. So much, that I went back and read the previous book too! There are so many twists and turns that it becomes a story that your younger readers will want to sit down and read together.
There were a couple of concepts that we had to stop reading to discuss, but overall my crew enjoyed this book and are looking forward to reading the others in the series.
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