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!
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.