Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy

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Measle Stubbs lives in a dreary, horrible house, with Basil Tramplebone, his dreary, horrible guardian. His life is miserable, and suddenly gets worse when Measle finds himself on the wrong end of one of Basil's evil spells. Now he's only half an inch tall and trapped in the world of a toy train set. But when Measle joins up with Basil's other victims, he becomes more than just a smelly little orphan. Suddenly he's a hero ... with a plan!

 

About Ian Ogilvy

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Ian Ogilvy is a writer and an actor. He's done more acting than writing, and most of that in England, where he was born. He's appeared in films, plays, and many television shows. Measle and The Wrathmonk is his first children's book. He lives in southern California with his wife, his two stepsons, and lots of dogs.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Scholastic Inc. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy 206pp, Oxford, £8.99 Measle is an unfortunate little chap - he is caught in the grip of being yet another persecuted child-hero of a children's book.

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Publishers Weekly

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Measle Stubbs, 10½ years old, lives in a "grim and gloomy and depressingly ugly" house with the evil and demented Basil Tramplebone, his legal guardian and "fourth cousin twelve times removed and, therefore, Measle's closest living relative."

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Publishers Weekly

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"The first novelist's Lilliputian scenes offer some keen suspense," wrote PW of this tale in which 10-year-old Measle finds himself in the care of a Wrathmonk, a warlock "gone mad."

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The Bookbag

You will feel sympathy for Measle from the very start of this book.

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KidsReads

Measle, his mother, and Tinker are able --- through a series of unbelievably exciting incidents --- to destroy Arcturion and Dragodon, and finally escape.

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KidsReads

It doesn't take long for the clever Measle to figure out that Basil has been doing some really evil spells and that many of the "villagers" are real people turned into plastic.

Sep 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Measle and the Wrathmonk

Flamingnet

Measle is sure that Wrathmonks kidnapped his mom, but when he goes to ask his dad who the kidnapper is, his dad doesn't even recognize that Measle is his son.

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