Eva Ibbotson

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About Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, many of which garnered nominations for major awards for children's literature in the UK, including the Nestl� Smarties Book Prize and the Whitbread Prize. Eva's critically acclaimed Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal in 2001. Set in the Amazon, it was written in honour of her deceased husband Alan, a former naturalist. Imaginative and humorous, Eva's books often convey her love of nature, in particular the Austrian countryside, which is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer. Eva passed away at her home in Newcastle on October 20th 2010. Her final book, One Dog and His Boy, was published in May 2011.

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Christmas Eve
Loving The Christmas Star this Christmas! By Eva Ibbotson and Joe Wilson and published by Macmillan Children's Books.
6 months ago
Eva Ibbotson and Katie Hickey
Out now! Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition by Eva Ibbotson, illustrated by Katie Hickey. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
8 months ago
World Storytelling Day
You should read A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories by Eva Ibbotson. Published by Bello.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
With so many stories, how about this treasury. Magic Flutes, by Eva Ibbotson, published by Young Picador.
2 years ago
Moscow
On this day 1918, Moscow became the capital of revolutionary Russia. Why not try The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson. Published by Young Picador.
2 years ago
Valentine's Day
A brilliant young adult read all about love. The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson. Published by Young Picador.
2 years ago
Valentine's Day
A brilliant young adult read all about love. The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson. Published by Young Picador.
2 years ago
Wonderful
Which Witch? is a wonderful book for your children. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
2 years ago