If you like a book with excitement, revenge, and a few touching moments, then this is the book for you. Measle and The Wrathmonk, by Ian Ogivly, is a great fantasy book.
The main character’s name is Measle Stubbs. He’s shy, friendly, smelly, and smart for someone who hasn’t had an education. Measle’s parents died when he was very young and they left him a huge amount of money. He has a cruel legal guardian named Basil Tramplebone. Basil is Measle’s fourth cousin twelve times removed and he loves money. It’s weird, but the judge that decided Measle was too young to have the money himself, and sent Basil to take care of him, looked almost exactly like Basil, and Basil is a devastatingly ugly, terrible, horrifying creature. His skin is pure white and his hands are as cold as ice. His eyes are like fish eyes that follow Measle’s every move. Yes, he’s that creepy. They both live in a dreary, horrible, ugly house. In this house, Basil has a magnificent train set in the attic, with amazing features. Basil only lets Measle come watch him play with it once a year. This wasn’t going to work for Measle, because he was dieing to see it again. Then, Measle came up with a plan.
The plan was to get Basil out of the house by telling him he there was a phone call for him from the bank telling about some extra money, and Measle knows how Basil feels about money. Then, once he’s out of the house, Measle will go up to the attic and play with the train set. It was a great plan, except that Measle forgot it was Sunday, and banks are closed on Sunday! Hopefully, Basil will forget, too.
If you want to find out what happens to Measle and his mischievous plan, then you should definitely read the book. I also recommend that if you do read it, you be 8 – 12 yrs old, for otherwise, it might not be as enjoyable for you because you might find it’s just not your style of reading, unless, you still love a book that you can never put down.