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Eva Ibbotson

  • 5 stars across 40 books
    Eva Ibbotson has long been a favorite of both children and adult readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her novels include "The Secret of Platform 13," "Which Witch?," "The Great Ghost Rescue," "Island of the Aunt," "Dial-a-Ghost," and "Journey to the River Sea," which won the Smarties Prize. She died in 2010, in her home in Newcastle, England.
    8th May 2014

    Journey to the River Sea

    An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorab... More

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    8th May 2014

    The Dragonfly Pool

    The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson is an enchanting tale of friendship and determination during the Second World... More

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    2nd May 2013

    The Abominables

    A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge h... More

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    27th July 2017

    Hello Happy! Mindful Kids: An activity book for young people who sometimes feel sad or angry.

    Hello Happy! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness,... More

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    9th October 2014

    The Secret of Platform 13

    Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appear... More

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    10th September 2015

    Dial a Ghost

    With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, Dial a Ghost is a wonderfully ... More

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    1st March 2012

    One Dog and His Boy

    But a dog would damage the expensive carpets in Hal's glamorous home, and his wealthy parents refuse to consider o... More

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    4th April 2008

    Which Witch?

    'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North. Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be ... More

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    3rd March 2008

    Which Witch?

    Lenny's sister Leandra and her best friend Stacey are organising the St Sebastian's School disco and, to impress Stacey,... More

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    9th October 2014

    The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

    The Beasts of Clawstone Castle is a fantastically spooky adventure from the author of Dial a Ghost , Eva Ibbo... More

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    9th October 2014

    Monster Mission

    Monster Mission by Eva Ibbotson is a fun fantasy adventure full of fantastical creatures and mythical monsters! ... More

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    26th March 2015

    The Secret Countess

    Eva Ibbotson's charming and warm-hearted tale, A Secret Countess was originally published as A Countess Belo... More

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    2nd July 2015

    The Abominables/One Dog and his Boy Bind Up

    Two enchanting stories from one of the world's best-loved children's writers. High on a Himalayan mountain, ... More

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    26th March 2015

    A Song for Summer

    Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storytel... More

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    8th May 2014

    The Star of Kazan

    Eva Ibbotson's hugely entertaining The Star of Kazan is a timeless classic for readers young and old. In 18... More

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    22nd October 2015

    The Christmas Star: A Festive Story Collection

    A collection of three wonderfully festive stories from Eva Ibbotson, the bestselling author of Journey to the Rive... More

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    10th September 2015

    Not Just a Witch

    With a beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, Not Just A Witch is a wonder... More

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    10th September 2015

    The Ogre of Oglefort

    With a beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, The Ogre of Oglefort is a wo... More

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    10th May 2012

    Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie: and Other Cautionary Tales

    Are you brave enough to find out what happens when a spoilt girl is spiteful to a giant hungry worm? Can you bear ... More

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    26th March 2015

    A Company of Swans

    A Company of Swans is a sweeping tale of romance, freedom and the beauty of dance from award-winning author, Eva... More

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    26th March 2015

    The Morning Gift

    The Morning Gift is a beautiful, classic romance from much loved author, Eva Ibbotson. Eighteen-year-o... More

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    26th March 2015

    Magic Flutes

    Magic Flutes is an enchanting story of love, music and secret princesses from Eva Ibbotson. Spring, 1922. T... More

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    5th March 2015

    Monster Misson

    Three children have been kidnapped by some mad aunts and panic is spreading. But Myrtle, Coral and Etta are far from kil... More

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    4th May 2007

    The Secret Countess

    Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking... More

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    1st August 2008

    The Haunting of Hiram

    "I will buy your castle," declared Hiram C. Hopgood. "But only if there are no ghosts!" What is young Alex MacBuff to do... More

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    5th September 2008

    The Eva Ibbotson CD Box Set

    Perfect for kids and those young at heart this box set contains three classic stories by the much-loved and often copied... More

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    9th November 2001

    The Haunting of Hiram

    'I will buy your castle,' declared Hiram C. Hopgood. 'But only if there are no ghosts!' Alex MacBuff can't aff... More

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    6th May 2005

    The Star of Kazan

    In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home,... More

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    1st March 2009

    The Dragonfly Pool

    Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. ... More

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    1st February 2011

    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 ... More

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    10th May 2002

    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... More

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    1st July 2008

    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 c... More

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    4th May 2001

    Monster Mission

    `We must kidnap some children,' announced Aunt Etta. `Young, strong ones. It will be dangerous, but it must be done.' Th... More

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    4th May 2001

    The Secret of Platform 13

    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station is hidden a quite remarkable secret. Every nine years a doorway opens to an ama... More

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    1st August 2001

    Not Just a Witch

    'I want you to change the next wicked person you see into a tiger,' demanded Lionel. 'A very large tiger' Heckie is not ... More

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    12th October 2001

    Which Witch?

    Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North, has decided to marry. But his wife must be a witch of the darkest powers ... More

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    1st October 2007

    The Morning Gift

    Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her wo... More

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    1st July 2006

    A Song for Summer

    When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she finds her d... More

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    1st May 2009

    Magic Flutes

    Magic Flutes is an enchanting story of love, music and secret princesses from Eva Ibbotson. Spring, 1922. T... More

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    3rd October 2019

    The Secret of Platform 13: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

    Rediscover the magical secrets at King's Cross station in a 25th anniversary illustrated edition of Eva Ibbotson's cla... More

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