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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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International Rock Day

A book to explore and enjoy - Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books

11 days ago

International Rock Day

A book to explore and enjoy - Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books

11 days ago

Bees' Needs Week

Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books - a book to explore!

15 days ago

Plastic Free July

Learn and read about the creatures that live alongside us in Not Just a Witch by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books

21 days ago

Wimbledon Championship

Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books  - a real competitive read!

23 days ago

International Joke Day

A book that will make you all laugh! Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books

23 days ago

International Joke Day

A book that will make you all laugh! Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books

23 days ago

International Fairy Day

Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson from Young Picador a real fantasy read.

1 month ago

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