The Train Set of Terror! - A Measle Stubbs Adventure

The Train Set of Terror! - A Measle Stubbs Adventure

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Measle Stubbs is not a boy known for his good luck. He's thin and weedy and hasn't had a bath for years - and he has to live with his horrible old guardian, Basil Tramplebone. Just when Measle thinks things can't get any worse, he's zapped into the world of Basil's toy train set. There's something lurking in the rafters and a giant cockroach is on his trail - it's times like these you need a few friends ...and a plan! Join Measle and his dog Tinker in their first incredible adventure.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • lots of illustrations, black and white
  • 0192729705
  • 9780192729705
  • 1,118,212

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[Praise for previous edition]: 'stink is what Ogilvy does best. This is a book that smells superbly foul. Teachers and parents take note: this would make for the perfect, serialised read-aloud before going home, going to bed or going spare.' Michael Rosen, Guardian 'A terrific tale in every sense' Amanda Craig, The Times 'This is the kind of ... tale in which youngsters triumph by being courageous and clever. And there's always a place in children's reading for that' Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times book of the week 'A terrific adventure in which the writing and the invention burst into life' Jan Mark, Times Educational Supplement 'Ian Ogilvy's first novel for children is a triumph, a hugely inventive Dahl-esque adventure in which the pace never flags and the reader's attention never allowed to wander' Books for Keepsshow more

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785 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 33% (258)
4 38% (295)
3 22% (176)
2 5% (41)
1 2% (15)
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