Bogbrush the Barbarian

( 1 )

Overview

Bogbrush, grandson of the fabled Bumrash, is a mighty warrior from the frozen north. He is a giant of a lad, with rippling muscles and a powerful sword-arm. He wears chain-mail underwear and a helmet with really big horns. Unfortunately, he's also very stupid. Mistaking-the-family-cow-for-a-monster kind of stupid. With his new-found friends, Sneaky and Diptheria, by his side, Bogbrush is determined to seek his fortune and become the one true king of Scrofula, a city in the south. Along the way, our hero must try ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(4302)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
This copy shows very minor wear. Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(10365)

Condition: Very Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the ... name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Auburn, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24618)

Condition: Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7865)

Condition: Good
Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices.

Ships from: Brownstown, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24618)

Condition: Very Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$10.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(1072)

Condition: Good
2010-09-01 Hardcover Good Good Condition item. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! ! Ships from US. Please allow ... 1-3 weeks for delivery outside US. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Appleton, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Bogbrush, grandson of the fabled Bumrash, is a mighty warrior from the frozen north. He is a giant of a lad, with rippling muscles and a powerful sword-arm. He wears chain-mail underwear and a helmet with really big horns. Unfortunately, he's also very stupid. Mistaking-the-family-cow-for-a-monster kind of stupid. With his new-found friends, Sneaky and Diptheria, by his side, Bogbrush is determined to seek his fortune and become the one true king of Scrofula, a city in the south. Along the way, our hero must try to outsmart tricksters, bandits, magicians and tiny ape-men ? none of which is easy to do when you're three buckets short of a cartload!
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
In this humorous fantasy set in medieval times, Bogbrush is a mighty would-be warrior with much more brawn than brains. He's so destructive at home that his parents urge him to set out on a quest, and the village chips in to get him a tiny pony, which he names Nobby. Armed with a spear, an axe and a sword, wearing chain-mail underwear, and determined to be a hero, Bogbrush heads for the Temple of the Great Belch, where he battles a huge monster and encounters the Gerbil of Fate. He learns about the legend of the Axe in the Stone in the town of Scrofula, which can only be pulled out by its True King, and sets off to try his luck. On the way, Bogbrush encounters a thief named Sneaky and an attractive aspiring alchemist named Diphtheria, and they join him on his journey and have various adventures. The ending is so sudden you may find yourself looking to see if pages are missing. Perhaps a sequel is in the works? Corny jokes abound, along with snide comments from the author and boxed "educational" asides that jokingly define terms. The mocking, smart-alecky tone, like a cross between "Monty Python" and Mad Magazine, may appeal to some humor fans, but the ending is likely to leave them confused. Black and white line drawings illustrate the action. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Bogbrush is a mighty warrior of the well-muscled but small-brained variety, so when he sets off on a quest, it's no wonder that he gets into trouble. Luckily, he is rescued from a nasty card shark by smart and lovely Diphtheria (an aspiring alchemist) and a small thief named Sneaky, who throw in their lots with Bogbrush. After a journey filled with bandits, ape-men, and evil magicians, they arrive in the City of Scrofula, where Bogbrush expects to pull an axe out of a boulder and be proclaimed king. This adventure is relentlessly brimming with jokes, puns, and snarky asides; even the chapter numbers are silly (the author seemingly fails to grasp basic numerical concepts). The text is scattered with informational boxes explaining vocabulary and other points, always with a joke thrown in. While many of these witticisms fall short of funny, enough do stick to make this book worth considering. Many readers will happily snicker through it, until the puzzlingly abrupt ending. Small black-and-white illustrations reinforce the broad humor. Fans of Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon (Little, Brown, 2004) will enjoy this story as long as they are ready for fare that is a bit more sly, bloody, and exaggerated.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553377016
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 184
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Whitehouse was born in Birmingham, England and now lives in New York State with his wife. Howard has been in a rock band, worked with troubled kids, and written two history books. Now, in addition to writing novels, he writes and designs history games and paints model soldiers. He attended the venerable King Edward VII School, the model for St. Grimelda's.

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted September 20, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Hilarious

    Absolutely hilarious. The illustrations are perfect and the text is laugh-out-loud funny and ridiculous. Recommended for fans of Howard Whitehouse's other books (and if you haven't read those, you are really missing out!) as well as fans of the slightly absurd who want to laugh a lot. The story is not overly long and would make a great read aloud/read together for middle graders (4th-6th) and their parents.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)