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  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Not my favorite Diana Wynne Jones book, but it was still a solid tale about families and magic. I guess it was just...sort of small? And everything was a little random? Read full review

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User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

This is Diana Wynne Jones's second juvenile fantasy. It's quite an improvement over her previous book, WILKIN'S TOOTH, which showed some promise, but was ultimately a bit forgettable. In this one ... 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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