25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | August 31, 2015

    Shawn Donley: IMG Bill Clegg: The Powells.com Interview



    Bill CleggIn January of this year, eight months before its release date, the buzz was already starting to build for Bill Clegg's Did You Ever Have a Family.... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Did You Ever Have a Family

      Bill Clegg 9781476798172

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Owl Service

by

The Owl Service Cover

ISBN13: 9780152056186
ISBN10: 0152056181
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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


About the Author

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

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

crowyhead, August 29, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a pretty odd little book; I really enjoyed it, but the very end left me a little confused. It would probably appeal to those who liked The Dark Is Rising, since it taps into a lot of Welsh mythology and such, but it's a much more subtle and psychological story. I'm going to have to check out Alan Garner's other books.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152056186
Publisher:
Odyssey Classics
Subject:
Classics
Author:
Garner, Alan
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Wales
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Odyssey Classics
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustration by Greg Call
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.44 lb
Age Level:
from 12

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Classics » General
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » General

The Owl Service
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 240 pages Odyssey Classics - English 9780152056186 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The Carnegie Medal-winning classic about a most unusual dinner service and the ancient, deadly magic it holds.

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


spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.