Eve Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson

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1925 – 2010

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power.

Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, many of which garnered nominations for major awards for children's literature in the UK, including the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and the Whitbread Prize.

Eva's critically acclaimed children's book Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal in 2001. Set in the Amazon, it was written in honour of her deceased husband Alan, a former naturalist.

Imaginative and humorous, Eva's books often convey her love of nature, in particular the Austrian countryside, which is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer.

Eva passed away at her home in Newcastle on October 20th 2010. Her final book, One Dog and His Boy, was published in May 2011 and was nominated Children's Book of the Year at the 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards.

Ibbotson’s posthumously published The Abominables, was also shortlisted for The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2012.

Current Publishers
Bulgarian
World
Emas/Globus Publishing House
Chinese Simple
Mainland China
Guangxi Normal University Press
Chinese Simple
Mainland China
Hachette-Phoenix
Czech
World
Albatros
English
US
Chronicle Books
English
UK
Marion Lloyd Books
French
World
Editions Gallimard
German
World
DTV
Italian
World
Adriano Salani Editore
Japanese
World
Kaisei-sha
Korean
World
Kkumsodami Publishing
Korean
World
Sigongsa
Lithuanian
World
Nieko Rimto
Polish
World
Egmont Polska Sp Zoo
Portuguese
Brazil
Editora Rocco
Serbian
World
Odiseja
Slovak
World
Arkus
Swedish
World
Berghs Forlag Ab
Vietnamese
World
Kim Dong Publishing