Runt Higgins might not be the kind of guy that you would typically think might serve an Evil Overlord or even be a Junior Henchman, but he is in training. He’s actually kind of a nice guy, but don’t worry. He won’t be when Critchlore’s done with him, at least that’s the plan. He takes classes like Using Care Around Explosives and Hand-to-Paw Battle. Oh, and did I forget to mention he’s a werewolf? Of course, there is the fact that he has only changed once in his entire life, but he’s just waiting for the next time he gets into a life-threatening situation for his inner werewolf to take over. And with the series of disasters that hit the school, it’s only a matter of time.
Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions, by Sheila Grau was my favorite children's fantasy book I've read in years. Highly recommended for Grade 3 and up.