Eva Ibbotson
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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 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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    • A Song for Summer

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    When 18-year-old Ellen accepts the post of housekeeper at Hallendorf School of Music, Drama and Dance she wasn't expecting it to be quite so unusual....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Abridgement

    • By Millamant on 04-08-10

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Madensky Square

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Susanna Weber is the best dress maker in Imperial Vienna. Through skill and hard work, she now owns her own dress shop, looking out over the beautiful Madensky Square....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming afternoon treat

    • By Marina on 01-09-14

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Dragonfly Pool

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Conolly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In the Dragonfly Pool, in 1939 Europe, Tally is apprehensive about attending Delderton, for she has many fears about boarding school....

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Angela Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Beyond the everyday world of King's Cross Station lies an island of oddities and magic. When their infant Prince is stolen, the island's magical residents form a team to rescue him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light, funny, magical listen

    • By E. Jensen on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Star of Kazan

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Connolly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    A glamorous woman arrives and sweeps Annika away to a crumbling castle in Germany. But there is much more to this new woman than meets the eye - and none of it is good....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe this has just been sitting in my audible library all these years!

    • By Melodygirl on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Secret Countess

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Heavily edited

    • By Melissa Keating on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Magic Flutes

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess who’s given up her duties to follow her heart and work backstage at the Viennese opera....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By amy tran on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Morning Gift

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Ruth lives in Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I can't hear this audio book. It is horrible

    • By Tina on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $29.08

    • Dial-a-Ghost

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Here's a tale of the ghosts and spooks you'll meet at the Dial-a-Ghost agency....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Engaging

    • By Bradley on 04-08-08

    Regular price: $7.94

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