The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones

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Casper, Johnny and Gwinny are shocked when their mother marries the Ogre, and find themselves with a new stepfather who moans at them and two horrible stepbrothers. When they are given a chemistry set, they forget their differences as they learn how to fly round chimney pots!
 

About Diana Wynne Jones

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Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76.
 
Published January 22, 2002 by Greenwillow Books. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pub Date: April 30th, 1975 ISBN: 0007154690 Page count:...

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When five youngsters are given chemistry sets, the results are hilariously explosive.

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"When five youngsters are given chemistry sets, the results are hilariously explosive," said PW.

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