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The Owl Service

The Owl Service (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Garner, Alan

The Carnegie Medal-winning classic about a most unusual dinner service and the ancient, deadly magic it holds.

ISBN 9780152056186
Published 1 March 2006 by Odyssey Classics
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)
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ISBN-13 9780152056186
ISBN-10 0152056181
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Odyssey Classics
Imprint Odyssey Classics
Publication Date 1 March 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Series Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 219 pp
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Space and time, Wales
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison's room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls--owls that disappear when no one is watching. With each vanished owl, strange events begin to happen . As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service, they become trapped within a local legend, playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations . . . and has always ended in disaster.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A book to be read and re-read . . . Stirring to the emotions and the imagination. -- Christian Science Monitor <br> It is hard to write with restraint about Alan Garner's talent, so deftly does he build his story . . . of bright fantasy and somber Welsh legend, of romantic adventure and acid realism. -- Saturday Review <br>

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Author's Bio

ALAN GARNER is the award-winning author of Elidor, The Owl Service, The Moon of Gomrath, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, and The Stone Book Quartet. He lives in Cheshire, England.

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