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The Owl Service
 

The Owl Service (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Garner, Alan

The much-loved classic, finally in ebook. Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.

ISBN 9780007539055
Barcode 9780007539055
Published 15 August 2013 by HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series Collins Modern Classics

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780007539055
ISBN-10 0007539053
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollinsChildrenasBooks
Publication Date 15 August 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Series Collins Modern Classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
UK Kids Award Titles
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-9
VIC Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10
Challenge Level: 6-9
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress JUVENILE FICTION / Classics, Legends - Juvenile fiction - Wales, Space and time - Fiction, JUVENILE FICTION - Fantasy & Magic, Legends
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 445080

Description of this Electronic Book

The much-loved classic, finally in ebook.
Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.
It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to effect everybody's lives.
Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend - a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "...A rare imaginative feat and the taste that it leaves is haunting." The Observer
"One of the first and best [novels] for and about teenagers; it remains one of the most original and gripping ghost stories... timeless." Amanda Craig, The Times
"Alan Garner's The Owl Service is not meant only for children or anyone else; it's a novel; and not many better novels will be published this year...The power grows, throbs nearer, builds to unbearable tension, and comes to wild release in the last few pages." The Guardian
"A fascinating book... The Owl Service is a fabulous, multi-layered book of mystery and suspense." The Book Bag
"This book is a superb piece of architecture in which every detail plays its proper part." Growing Point

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Author's Bio

Alan Garner was born in Cheshire on 17th October 1934, and his childhood was spent in Alderley Edge, where his family has lived for more than four hundred years. He was awarded the OBE in 2001, for his services to literature.

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