Study Guide

Here Be Monsters! An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures; The Ratbridge Chronicles Volume 1 Characters

By Alan Snow

Arthur

Who comes from the sewer, besides the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Penguin? Arthur,...

Archibald Snatcher

The first time we see Snatcher, he's leading a cheese hunt. We'll note that cheese hunts are both...

Grandfather (William Trubshaw)

We first encounter Grandfather when Arthur talks to him remotely about the food-gathering trip...

Willbury Nibble

When Arthur accidentally takes refuge in a closed shop, he meets Willbury, who is an...

Marjorie

We hear about Marjorie before we ever meet her. Here's how Willbury describes her: "Marjorie was...

Herbert a.k.a. Parsley

Who's Herbert? Arthur meets him in the dungeon under the Cheese Hall, at first seeing him through...

Fish

This is the first boxtroll that Arthur meets. All he knows about them is that they're "timid...

Shoe and Egg

These two boxtrolls are Fish's buddies. However, when Fish first brings in Arthur, they come...

Titus

Titus is a cabbagehead, meaning that he looks like "a small man with a cabbage tied to the top of...

Match

The Tiny Cabbagehead

This little dude is timid at first, but soon becomes BFFs with Titus. First, though, they do some...

Kipper

Kipper shows up on Willbury's doorstep as a "smiling man with a platform made of sticks fixed to...

Tom

Tom is "a large, friendly-looking rat wearing a spotted handkerchief around his head" (15.26),...

Mildred

Mildred is one of the crows that lives aboard the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry and helps out with...

The Captain

The captain of the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry is a rat. Despite this, he seems pretty genial, and...

Gristle

This dude is one of Snatcher's minions. He makes a fuss on the cheese hunt that Arthur observes,...

Mr. Edward Trout

This dude used to work at the Patent Hall, and he's the one who ran off with Marjorie's machine....

Mr. Louis Trout

Willbury identifies this guy as the head patent officer at the Patent Hall (14.68). Further, he...

Gherkin

Framley

Framley is one of the rats that used to work on the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry. Kipper describes...

The Fashionable Ladies

These women have fashion on the brain—and it's some pretty bizarre fashion at that. For one...

Mr. Whitworth

This dude is the pie-seller in the Ratbridge market. He not only makes good pies, but also knows...

The Police (The Squeakers)

The police in Ratbridge have two names, one official and one unofficial. Officially, they're...

The Chief Squeaker

Minor Characters

When Arthur is on his food-gathering expedition early in the book, he accidentally makes too much...

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