A magical adventure story about an orphan called Measle who lives with his horrible guardian, Basil Tramplebone. Basil is a Wrathmonk - the worst kind of wizard - and when he find Measle playing with his beloved train set he zaps him with an evil spell. Now Measle's only a few centimetres tall and trapped in the world of the train set. There's a hungry bat in the rafters waiting for nightfall to swoop down on Measle and there's an enormous cockroach after him, but Measle finds some friends in the train set and together they come up with a plan.
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Colossal adventures in a miniature world
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!
An extremely enjoyable book. ( The School Librarian )
A terrific adventure in which the writing and the invention burst into life ( Times Educational Supplement )
Come to think of it, stink is what Ogilvy does best. This is a book that smells superbly foul. ( Michael Rosen, The Guardian )
A terrific tale in every sense ( Amanda Craig, The Times )
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Book Description HarperColl, 2004. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060586869
Book Description HarperCollins, 2004. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060586869