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The Owl Service
The Owl Service
Author: 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,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780001024397
ISBN-10: 0001024396
Publication Date: 6/7/1999
Edition: Abridged Ed
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Publisher: Collins
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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This is supposedly viewed as a 'classic' among children's fantasy books, but it has to be one of the most confusing books I've ever read. I don't understand what happened, and the dialogue seemed so random and as if there were sentences not being spoken. No descriptions or character development. It's supposed to be based on the tale of Blodeuwedd from the Mabinogion, but I didn't get the connection. The whole thing just left me perplexed, which is unfortunate because the description made it sound like something I'd really enjoy.
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