In this family story about two boys coming to terms with their "ogre" of a stepfather and two equally horrible stepbrothers, the action centres around the peculiar chemistry sets given to each set of boys, and the weird and wonderful goings-on that happen when they experiment with them.
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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!Review:
Praise for Diana Wynne Jones
’[Wynne Jones] has a unique record of producing books you can't forget… Every book is different. And every book is likely to be in someone's top seven… I feel we need to acknowledge how lucky those of us are who grew up on her books, and to ensure subsequent generations enjoy the same intense and subtle pleasure.’ The Guardian
“…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears…” Publishers Weekly
“Truly magical – guaranteed to leave you gasping – even hotter than Potter” The Bookseller
“Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two … [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed.” SFX
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