The Owl Service

The Owl Service

by Alan Garner
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The Owl Service by Alan Garner

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 around Alison, Roger, and the caretaker’s son, Gwyn. 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...a love story that has always ended in disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345290441
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/12/1981
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 1.00(h) x 6.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

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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The Owl Service 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I read it three times! It was full of mystery and it kept me reading late into the night. I read it months ago, and still remember every little detail because I loved it so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alison, Roger and Gwyn end up releasing evil upon themselves by innocently tracing plates that reveal images of owls that later disappear. There's just enough info to confuse and interest you...since that's all I'm the book and be fascinated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The owl service is an outstanding and reccomended book for readers. The story twists throught the book but it is quite hard to understand but once you have read it all you will find out that it was well worth your time reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is kinda weird, but I like it! I stumbled upon it in the library. I think that people who really enjoy fantasy stories will like this.