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Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books for children and adults. She has a daughter and three sons, who showed her that children like to read about ghosts, wizards, and witches “because they are just like people but madder and more interesting.”

She was born in Vienna, in Austria, but moved to England with her family when the Nazis came to power. After training to be a physiologist which she didn’t enjoy because she didn’t like doing experiments on animals, Eva got married and had four very nice children.

Her first children’s book, The Great Ghost Rescue was published in 1975, and she is best known for titles like Journey to the River Sea and The Dragonfly Pool. Eva died in 2010, aged 85.

Books by Eva Ibbotson

  • A Company of Swans

    A Company of Swans

  • A Song for Summer

    A Song for Summer

  • Dial A Ghost

    Dial A Ghost

  • Journey to the River Sea

    Journey to the River Sea

  • Journey to the River Sea

    Journey to the River Sea

  • Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie...

    Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie...

  • Magic Flutes

    Magic Flutes

  • Monster Mission

    Monster Mission

  • Monster Mission

    Monster Mission

  • One Dog and His Boy

    One Dog and His Boy

  • One Dog and His Boy (Hardback)

    One Dog and His Boy (Hardback)

  • The Abominables

    The Abominables

  • The Abominables

    The Abominables

  • The Abominables/One Dog and His Boy 2-in-1 Flip Book

    The Abominables/One Dog and His Boy 2-in-1 Flip Book

  • The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

    The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

  • The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

    The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

  • The Dragonfly Pool

    The Dragonfly Pool

  • The Dragonfly Pool

    The Dragonfly Pool

  • The Morning Gift

    The Morning Gift

  • The Ogre of Oglefort

    The Ogre of Oglefort

  • The Secret Countess

    The Secret Countess

  • The Secret of Platform 13

    The Secret of Platform 13

  • The Secret of Platform 13

    The Secret of Platform 13

  • The Star of Kazan

    The Star of Kazan

  • Which Witch?

    Which Witch?

  • Which Witch?

    Which Witch?

Awards

Eva has twice been awarded the Smarties Book Prize, for Journey to the River Sea and The Star of Kazan, and was awarded the Independent Bookseller’s Book Prize for One Dog and His Boy in 2012.