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Eva Ibbotson (1925–2010)

Autor(a) de The Secret of Platform 13

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras de Eva Ibbotson

The Secret of Platform 13 (1994) 2,561 cópias
Journey to the River Sea (2001) 2,106 cópias
Which Witch? (1979) 1,879 cópias
The Secret Countess (1981) 1,749 cópias
Island of the Aunts (1999) 1,578 cópias
The Star of Kazan (2004) 1,344 cópias
A Company of Swans (1985) 975 cópias
Dial-a-Ghost (1996) 973 cópias
A Song for Summer (1997) 925 cópias
The Morning Gift (1993) 923 cópias
The Great Ghost Rescue (1975) 807 cópias
Magic Flutes (1982) 739 cópias
The Dragonfly Pool (2008) 675 cópias
Not Just a Witch (1989) 467 cópias
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle (2005) 400 cópias
The Haunting of Granite Falls (1987) 371 cópias
One Dog and His Boy (2011) 354 cópias
Madensky Square (1988) 261 cópias
The Ogre of Oglefort (2010) 220 cópias
The Abominables (2012) 216 cópias
Mountwood School for Ghosts (1837) 29 cópias
Beyond Platform 13 (2019) 17 cópias
Was der Morgen bringt (2024) 4 cópias
Books 1 exemplar(es)
Fantasmi in riserva (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Gran Angular 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Heidi (1880) — Introdução, algumas edições10,382 cópias
Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições3,365 cópias
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 325 cópias
Manja: The Story of Five Children (1938) — Preface, algumas edições151 cópias
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Ibbotson, Eva
Nome de batismo
Wiesner Ibbotson, Eva Maria Charlotte Michelle
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Vienna, Austria
Local de falecimento
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
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)
children's book author
Gmeyner, Anna (mother)
Ibbotson, Alan (husband)
Wiesner, Bertold (father)
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (2001, 2004)
Pequena 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.




Gut und spannend geschrieben. Aus der notgedrungenen Heirat für die Flucht aus Nazideutschland entwickelt sich eine Liebesgeschichte.
Remishueb | May 15, 2024 |
This is a historical romance by Austrian-born, English author Eva Ibbotson, set in England and Brazil in the 1910s.

Harriet Morton is the daughter of a rather stuffy Cambridge professor, promised in marriage to an even more stuffy academic Edward Finch-Dutton who specialises in the study of fleas. Harriet takes up an opportunity to escape her father’s restrictive plans for her and joins a ballet company performing in Brazil in 1912. Here she meets the handsome and wealthy colonialist Rom and has a series of adventures, including reluctantly agreeing to dance her way out of a cake.

I found this a light-hearted adventure with a fairy-tale feel to it and a gentle humour. Unfortunately, I only realised after finishing that I had listened to the abridged audio-version, so I don’t feel entirely able to discuss plot flaws that others have raised. Sadly, nor do I feel inclined to go back and read the full version. It seemed a pleasant enough tale to me.
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mimbza | outras 35 resenhas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Levitara | outras 31 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Downton abbey on crack.
sweetimpact | outras 63 resenhas | Jan 18, 2024 |



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