The Ogre Downstairs

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Bullseye Books, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
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When a disagreeable man with two boys marries a widow with three children, family adjustments are complicated by two magic chemistry sets which cause strange things to happen around the house.

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User Review  - Jasmine - Goodreads

I loved this one! A fabulous portrayal of family life (plus magic). I hated the ogre until the incident with the cake. He reacted quite well to that though, I though. Read full review

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User Review  - Weiss - Goodreads

I liked it the first time I read it when I was a teenager. Rereading it in my 20s left me wondering why I liked it. But it's fun and easy to read, really light fiction, unlike most magic-fantasy books. Read full review


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Diana Wynne Jones wrote outstanding fantasy novels for more than thirty years and became one of the most distinguished writers in this field. With unlimited imagination, she combined dazzling plots, an effervescent sense of humor, and emotional truths in stories that delight readers of all ages. Her books, published to international acclaim, have earned a wide array of honors, including two "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award Honors, the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award for having made a significant impact on fantasy, and the World Fantasy Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Acclaimed director and animator Hayao Miyazaki adapted her international bestseller "Howl's Moving Castle" into a major motion picture, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

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