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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
A tale combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.Review:
“…A rare imaginative feat and the taste that it leaves is haunting.”
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0152017984
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0152017984
Book Description Graphia, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1 Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152017984
Book Description Magic Carpet Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-201-48-3430103
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801520179891.0