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  - kk1 - LibraryThing

I loved this book as a kid and had to dig it up and re-read it. I guess it is a take on fantasia, with hundreds of sweet bars coming to life, but grounded in a living, breathing, conflicted family. Read full review

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User Review  - beccaelizabeth - LibraryThing

The magic bits of this book are all fun, but it loses almost all its stars because of the Ogre. He hits his kids. But the book doesn't call it abuse and get rid of him. In fact he ends up rich. That's a problem I can't look past, so I found it an upsetting book. Read full review


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