The Owl Service by Alan Garner [U.K. HARDBACK] 1992
The Owl Service by Alan Garner
U.K. HARDBACK  COLLINS EDUCATIONAL
Rare British school library edition. Refurbished ex-library copy in very good condition. Endpapers fixed to undersides of cover. Otherwise, excellent with some shelf wear to boards. Reads very nicely.
*Winner of the 1967 Carnegie Medal!
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.