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Eva Ibbotson (1925–2010)

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Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 21, 1925. She graduated from Bedford College, London with a degree in physiology in 1945 and the University of Durham with a degree in education in 1965. Her first book, The Great Ghost Rescue, was published in 1975. She primarily wrote mostra altro children's book and romance novels for adults and young adults. Her other works include The Secret of Platform 13, The Star of Kazan, Which Witch?, Island of the Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, The Ogre of Oglefort, A Company of Swans, and A Song For Summer. She won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea. She died on October 20, 2010 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

Opere di Eva Ibbotson

Trappola sul fiume Mare (2001) 2,112 copie
Streghe stregate (1979) 1,882 copie
La contessa segreta: romanzo (1981) 1,754 copie
Le zie improbabili (1999) 1,581 copie
The Star of Kazan (2004) 1,346 copie
A Company of Swans (1985) 979 copie
Fantasmi da asporto (1996) 972 copie
A Song for Summer (1997) 926 copie
The Morning Gift (1993) 925 copie
The Great Ghost Rescue (1975) 807 copie
Magic Flutes (1982) 741 copie
The Dragonfly Pool (2008) 676 copie
Not Just a Witch (1989) 469 copie
One Dog and His Boy (2011) 355 copie
Madensky Square (1988) 262 copie
The Ogre of Oglefort (2010) 221 copie
The Abominables (2012) 216 copie
Beyond Platform 13 (2019) 17 copie
Was der Morgen bringt (2024) 4 copie
Books 1 copia
Fantasmi in riserva (2023) 1 copia
Gran Angular 1 copia

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Manja: The Story of Five Children (1938) — Preface, alcune edizioni152 copie
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Collaboratore — 15 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Ibbotson, Eva
Nome legale
Wiesner Ibbotson, Eva Maria Charlotte Michelle
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di nascita
Vienna, Austria
Luogo di morte
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK
Causa della morte
heart attack
Luogo di residenza
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
London, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
University of London (BA|1945 - Bedford College, Physiology)
University of Cambridge
University of Durham (Dipl. 1965)
Attività lavorative
children's book author
Gmeyner, Anna (mother)
Ibbotson, Alan (husband)
Wiesner, Bertold (father)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (2001, 2004)
Breve biografia
Eva Ibbotson (born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner, 1925, Vienna, Austria) was a British novelist specializing in romance and children's fantasy. Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1925. When Hitler came into power, Ibbotson's family moved to England. She attended Bedford College, graduating in 1945; Cambridge University from 1946-47; and the University of Durham, from which she graduated with a diploma in education in 1965. Ibbotson had intended to be a physiologist, but was put off by the amount of animal testing that she would have to do. Instead, she married and raised a family, returning to school to become a teacher in the 1960's. Ibbotson was widowed with three sons and a daughter.

Ibottson began writing with the television drama Linda Came Today, in 1965. Ten years later, she published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue. Ibbotson has written numerous books including The Secret of Platform 13, Journey to the River Sea, Which Witch?, Island of the Aunts, and Dial-a-Ghost. She won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea, and has been a runner up for many of major awards for British children's literature. The books are imaginative and humorous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places, despite the fact that she disliked thinking about the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers' fear of such things. Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson's love of nature. Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband (who had died just before she wrote it), a former naturalist. The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it. Ibbotson said she dislikes "financial greed and a lust for power" and often creates antagonists in her books who have these characteristics. Some have been struck by the similarity of "Platform 9 3/4" in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books to Ibbotson's The Secret of Platform 13, which came out three years before the first Harry Potter book.

Her love of Austria is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer. These books, set primarily in the Austrian countryside, display the author's love for nature and all things natural.




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