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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 por Eva Ibbotson

The Secret of Platform 13 (1994) 2,475 exemplares
Journey to the River Sea (2001) 2,032 exemplares
Which Witch? (1979) 1,835 exemplares
The Secret Countess (1981) 1,714 exemplares
Island of the Aunts (1999) 1,527 exemplares
The Star of Kazan (2004) 1,299 exemplares
A Company of Swans (1985) 953 exemplares
Dial-a-Ghost (1996) 944 exemplares
The Morning Gift (1993) 901 exemplares
A Song for Summer (1997) 901 exemplares
The Great Ghost Rescue (1975) 785 exemplares
Magic Flutes (1982) 715 exemplares
The Dragonfly Pool (2008) 654 exemplares
Not Just a Witch (1989) 454 exemplares
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle (2005) 391 exemplares
The Haunting of Granite Falls (1987) 361 exemplares
One Dog and His Boy (2011) 340 exemplares
Madensky Square (1988) 256 exemplares
The Ogre of Oglefort (2010) 215 exemplares
The Abominables (2012) 202 exemplares
Not Just a Witch and Dial a Ghost (2002) 30 exemplares
Mountwood School for Ghosts (1837) 28 exemplares
Beyond Platform 13 (2019) 13 exemplares
Wonder of Nature (Little Books) (1997) 2 exemplares
Books 1 exemplar
Fantasmi in riserva (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Heidi (1880) — Introdução, algumas edições11,151 exemplares
Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições3,242 exemplares
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 317 exemplares
Manja: The Story of Five Children (1938) — Preface, algumas edições148 exemplares
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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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
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)

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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.




Wildly imaginative; wicked good fun from the first page, for the young and the young at heart.
D_J_Walker | 30 outras críticas | Sep 27, 2023 |
A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom--an island where humans live happily with mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door opens for nine days every nine years. When the beastly Mrs. Trottle kidnaps the Island's young prince, it's up to a strange band of rescuers to save him. But can the rescuers--an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey--sneak around London unnoticed? Fans of Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and E. Nesbit will delight in this comic fantasy.… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | 39 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2023 |
Henry wünscht sich nichts mehr als einen Hund. "Dabei hat er doch ansonsten alles", denken seine Ete-Petete Mutter und sein ständig um die Welt jettender Vater. Schließlich leihen die Eltern übers Wochenende einen Mischlings-Hund namens Fleck für Henry aus, in dem Glauben, Henry würde schon bald das Interesse an dem Hund verlieren. Als das jedoch nicht der Fall ist, bringt die Mutter den Hund ohne Henrys Wissen zurück.
Henry ist derart entsetzt, dass er sich entschließt, sich Fleck wiederzuholen und nach Northumberland wegzulaufen. Dort leben seine Grosseltern in einer Fischerhütte am Meer. Bei Flecks Befreiung trifft er auf das temperamentvolle Mädchen Pippa, die bei der Gelegenheit gleich vier weitere Hunde freilässt. So beginnt eine tagelange, abenteuerliche Reise, bei der die beiden Kinder und die fünf Hunde auf allerlei ungewöhnliche Menschen treffen: auf Zirkusleute, eine Gruppe von Waisenkindern, einen alten Schäfer, besonders tierliebe Mönche, fiese Kleinganoven und einen schrägen Privatdetektiv. Dabei zeigt sich neben der Hilfsbereitschaft, Freundlichkeit oder Hintertriebenheit von Menschen auch die Natur der einzelnen Hunde, die allesamt sehr verschieden sind.
Das Buch ist sehr leicht und mitreißend zu lesen, dabei oft klischeehaft und überzeichnend in den Eigenheiten der Personen (vor allem der Erwachsenen). Meine zehnjährigen Kinder mochten die Geschichte sehr: sie beginnt zwar traurig, ja beinahe tragisch, wird dann aber spannend, lustig und anrührend. Natürlich geht alles am Ende gut aus - für die Hunde, Pippa, Henry und ihre Familien.
Im Grunde geht es um Vertrauen: was es bedeutet, wo es fehlt und wo man es findet, wie es verspielt wird und wie man es (manchmal) wieder herstellen kann (nicht mit Geld oder Wohlstand). Ein wirklich schönes Buch für Kinder um 10 Jahre (und ihre Eltern).
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Bassgesang | 14 outras críticas | Jul 21, 2023 |
Tally gets sent to boarding school (someplace safe to wait out the war), which she is determined not to like. But her school is unconventional and she makes friends despite herself. Then she gets involved in a dance festival for peace and her life gets entangled with Prince Karil. I loved the idea of children making a difference when adults find themselves powerless to do so.
tjsjohanna | 31 outras críticas | Jul 6, 2023 |



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