Muncle Trogg

Muncle Trogg

Book - 2012
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Bullied and despised for being human-sized, a young giant demonstrates his bravery and cleverness in a series of adventures.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2012.
ISBN: 9780545378017
9780545378000
Characteristics: 209 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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JewelMcLatchy Feb 01, 2014

Falls into the mildly entertaining category. There were periods when the plot was getting really funny and then the author didn't quite take it as far as she could have and it fell a bit flat. Not as an exciting ending as I would have liked given the idea behind the book, but not horrible either.

SPL_Childrens Jan 16, 2013

The smallest of the Trogg family of giants, Muncle Trogg is only the size of a human – known to the giants as a “smalling”. As such, he is often teased, sometimes bullied and occasionally even tossed around like a football by the other giants.

The giants live inside Mount Grumble and seldom venture outside, for despite their size they fear the smallings, who are much smarter and have defeated the dimwitted giants in past skirmishes and battles.

When Muncle, who is curious and clever, sneaks into the nearest smalling community to learn about the mysterious creatures he supposedly resembles, he makes some interesting discoveries about them. He meets a smalling girl, Emily, and he even rides on the back of a flying dragon – something that no other giant can do.

No sooner does Muncle return to Mount Grumble than he is again mistreated by the giants. Through a series of misadventures, he is even confined to Princess Puglug’s room and treated like one of her pets – a very undignified fate for anyone!

However, when a serious crisis arises in the kingdom, it is Muncle who is able to think of a solution, save the day, and become the “wise man” of Mount Grumble.

Children will enjoy this entertaining tale with its positive message that size really doesn’t matter, conveyed with some exaggerated, almost farcical elements. They will identify with Muncle, a likeable, engaging character with a big heart, whose story will soon be continued in a sequel.

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joycemas
Jul 21, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

SPL_Childrens Jan 16, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

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Jul 21, 2014

Mount Grumble is where the giants live. But (contrary to what you might think, maybe because of their name) not every "giant" (see?) is, um...big. In fact, Muncle Trogg is so SMALL that all the other giants make fun of him for being (uh-oh) people-sized. And toss him around like a football!

Fed up, Muncle Trogg climbs down Mount Grumble to take a look at the Smallings (that would be humans) he supposedly looks like. What he discovers is...

...a sulky green dragon and a terribly sensible girl? But when Mount Grumble is put in harm's way, it's up to little Muncle to be the bigger smallest giant, prove that size doesn't matter, and somehow save his home!

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