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Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson, born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner (21 January 1925 20 October 2010), was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children's books. Some of her novels for adults have been successfully reissued for the young adult market in recent years. For the historical novel Journey... show more



Eva Ibbotson, born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner (21 January 1925 20 October 2010), was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children's books. Some of her novels for adults have been successfully reissued for the young adult market in recent years. For the historical novel Journey to the River Sea (Macmillan, 2001), she won the Smarties Prize in category 9 11 years, garnered unusual commendation as runner up for the Guardian Prize, and made the Carnegie, Whitbread, and Blue Peter shortlists. She was a finalist for the 2010 Guardian Prize at the time of her death. Her last book, The Abominables, was one of eight books on the longlist for the same award in 2012.

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Birth date: January 21, 1925
Died: October 20, 2010
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I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 8 months ago
For the last couple of days, I've been in a bit of a slump so I wanted to mix things up by reading a classic children's story. For years now, I've heard about The Secret of Platform 13 being a great children's classic so I went to my library and checked it out. This book is a great, fun read and I e...
Tami
Tami rated it 2 years ago
This was still charming and enjoyable. It is a fairy tale like clean romance.
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it 2 years ago
Oh my! I loved this just as much as I did the last time I read it! Such a sweet story and just the ending you are hoping for. Also, this book has the Spanish Riding School and the Lippizaner stallions in it. What more could a girl ask for. I hope my nieces like it as much as me.
Hey Ashers!
Hey Ashers! rated it 3 years ago
Spoiler Rating: Low Dear Lizzy, I experienced an interesting combination of enjoyment, boredom, and fury while reading The Reluctant Heiress (also published as Magic Flutes). Let me tell you about it. Being an heiress in 1920s Austria with nothing but a broken-down castle to your name and na...
Rane Aria
Rane Aria rated it 4 years ago
Nothing is more depressing then the dreaded "Reader Slump" that not even your favorite authors can pull you out of. That was me, just floating along after reading back to back amazing books, everything just sorta fell flat for me. That is by chance I stumbled on A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbots...
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