"In her debut, Grau introduces a contemporary fantasy that is a perfect blend of Hogwarts and Monsters University." - School Library Journal
DR. CRITCHLORE'S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS SERIES
"Runt's hapless attempts to do the right thing make him easily relatable amid themes of conquering self-doubt, wrestling with perfectionism . . . and searching for a place to belong."
- Publishers Weekly
"A droll addition to the magical school genre, worthy of a seat toward the front of the (Harry) Potter-wagon." - Kirkus Reviews
In book one, our unlikely hero finds himself heading back to a school in crisis. Dr. Critchlore isn't himself, recent graduates have been humiliated in a viral video, and the incoming class of students is not really up to Dr. Critchlore's standards. Soon, it becomes obvious that someone is sabotaging the school, but who? And why?
"Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions is one cool ghoul school." - Tony DiTerlizzi, co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles
"Werewolves, minions, evil overlords, junior henchmen, and terrifying girl explorers, Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions has got it covered. Clever and funny. I laughed throughout!" - Andrea Beaty, author of Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies and Rosie Revere, Engineer
"An Addams Family for a new generation, filled with bizarre, peculiar, and sometimes downright silly characters." - Michael Buckley, bestselling author of the Nerds and SIsters Grimm Series
Book 2: Gorilla Tactics
In Book 2 Runt gets a visit from a monster with a clue to his real identity, but he needs more information. Unfortunately, in a world run by Evil Overlords, information is tough to come by. Runt juggles searching for the Great Library with savings his headmaster's job (again) by helping him put on a fashion show. Dr. Critchlore may have given the head of the Siren Syndicate the impression that he ran a modeling school. How else could he recruit the sirens that he needed?
"Another smart, funny romp featuring a notably diverse cast headed by a minion who's looking more and more like a hero." -Kirkus
Book 3: Polar Distress
Things are looking grim at the beginning of book 3. Dr. Pravus has stolen a book that contains the secret to creating an Undefeatable Minion. Such a minion would put Dr. Critchlore's school out of business, permanently. On top of that, Runt has lost his best friend, he's cursed, and he's failing his Junior Henchman Training Program. Grim indeed! But if Runt can find the rare mineral that's essential to creating that Undefeatable Minion he might just save Critchlore's school, and himself.
Book 4: Twice Cursed
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, Runt knows just the minions for the job.