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Eva Ibbotson

32 children’s books by the writer

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Her books have also won and been shortlisted for many prizes. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.

12+ years

A Company of Swans

Eva Ibbotson

A Company of Swans

Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance ...

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8-11 years

The Abominables

Eva Ibbotson, Sharon Rentta

The Abominables

A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. In a secret valley Agatha Farlingham is introduced to a family of motherless yetis and devotes ...

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12+ years

The Morning Gift

Eva Ibbotson

The Morning Gift

The Morning Gift is a beautiful, classic romance from much loved author, Eva Ibbotson. Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to ...

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12+ years

A Song for Summer

Eva Ibbotson

A Song for Summer

When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she finds her destiny. Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all ...

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9+ years

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

Eva Ibbotson, Alex T. Smith

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

'We need proper ghosts,' said Ned, 'really scary ones with heads that come off and daggers in their chests!' When Madlyn and her younger brother Rollo arrive at crumbling Clawstone Castle, they can see that emergency action is needed before ...

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16+ years

The Ogre of Oglefort

Eva Ibbotson, Alex T. Smith

The Ogre of Oglefort

When a Hag, an orphan boy called Ivo, Ulf the troll and wizard Brian Brainsweller are sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they briefly consider running away and hiding. Can they be any match for the gruesome, terrifying ...

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9+ years

Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the River Sea

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who ...

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9+ years

Monster Mission

Eva Ibbotson, Alex T. Smith

Monster Mission

'We must kidnap some children,' announced Aunt Etta. 'Young, strong ones. It will be dangerous, but it must be done.' Three children are stolen and taken to a bizarre island, which is home to some extraordinary creatures - including mermaids, selkies ...

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