This is the second exciting adventure story about Measle, following on from "Measle and the Wrathmonk". In this story Measle is up against not one Wrathmonk, but a whole gang of them. Measle and his dog, Tinker, also have to outwit numerous fairground creatures which come alive in a most alarming way, and the evil Dragodon and his dragon, Arcturion. Will Measle be in time to save his mum from the Dragodon's evil clutches? Can he triumph once again? The high-profile author - Ian Ogilvy is an actor best-known for his takeover of the role of the Saint from Roger Moore. It contains quirky black and white illustrations by Chris Mould that bring the story vividly to life.
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As well as' Measle and the Wrathmonk', Ian Ogilvy has also written two adult books. He is best-known as an actor. As well as starring in The Saint for a number of years, he has also appeared in many other TV productions, films, and West End stage plays. Ian will be visiting the UK in June 2004 for the publication of 'Measle and the Wrathmonk'.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6–This sequel to Measle and the Wrathmonk (HarperCollins, 2004) is reminiscent of a mediocre Saturday-morning cartoon. Measle Stubbs, the plucky young hero, and his dog, Tinker, battle a crowd of grotesque and insane sorcerers called Wrathmonks and come out with barely a scratch after more than 300 pages. The villains kidnap Measle's mother, who is a limitless source of mana–or magical power–and hand her over to the evil Dragodon, the last survivor of a race of ancient wizards. They also strike Measle's father with an amnesia spell, so it's Measle and Tinker to the rescue. Unfortunately, the Wrathmonks are cardboard bad guys; they constantly threaten the protagonist with plagues of boils or being eaten alive by giant germs, but it quickly becomes clear that he's never in any real danger. Worse, none of the good guys–except maybe Tinker, whose private monologues about the smelly kid (Measle) are often pretty funny–go far beyond two dimensions either.–Walter Minkel, New York Public Library
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Chris Mould (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M019271953X