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Eva Ibbotson (1925-2010) was a British novelist of romance and children’s/YA fantasy novels. Eva was born in Vienna, Austria, but her family moved to England when Hitler gained power. She was educated at Bedford College, Cambridge University and the University of Durham. She had originally wanted to be a physiologist, but when she realized the amount of animal testing that she would have to do, she changed her mind. Eva ended up getting married and raising a family and becoming a teacher. She began as a television writer, and 10 years later, a children’s writer. Her books are imaginative and humourous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places (even though she did not like thinking about the supernatural), and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers’ fear of such things.

Eva Ibbotson made her debut as a published author in 1975 with the book The Great Ghost Rescue. Below is a list of Eva Ibbotson’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Great Ghost Rescue(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Which Witch?(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Countess Below Stairs(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Flutes(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Worm and the Toffee-Nosed Princess(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Company of Swans(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting of Hiram C. Hopgood(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madensky Square(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Just a Witch(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Morning Gift(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Platform 13(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dial a Ghost(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Song for Summer(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monster Mission(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Journey to the River Sea(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Star of Kazan(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragonfly Pool(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ogre of Oglefort(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Dog and His Boy(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abominables(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Glove Shop in Vienna(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Star(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books

An Eva Ibbotson Collection(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of Platform 13 / Island of the Aunts(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Just a Witch / Dial a Ghost(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Which Witch? / Secret of Platform 13(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: A Countess Below Stairs was also published as The Secret Countess. Magic Flutes was also titled The Reluctant Heiress. The Haunting of Hiram C. Hopgood was also known as The Haunting of Hiram and as The Haunting of Granite Falls. Monster Mission was alternately titled Island of the Aunts.

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Eva Ibbotson Synopses: The Great Ghost Rescue by Eva Ibbotson is a standalone novel. The ghosts of Britain are in need of sanctuary. Castles with central heating, bogs drained for motorways, dismal forests cleared for car parks-there are few places left for a respectable ghost to haunt. Humphrey the Horrible (actually his name is simply Humphrey-he added “the Horrible” to help himself become horrible) is a small, mostly unsuccessful ghost in a family of ghastly ghouls. His mother worries. But Humphrey has enough pluck to befriend a smart, politically aware schoolboy, Rick Henderson, who is willing to take the ghosts’ cause right to the top, to 10 Downing Street – home of the Prime Minister.

Which Witch? is a standalone title by Eva Ibbotson. Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North, has decided to marry. But his wife must be a witch of the darkest powers… A sorcery competition is held to discover which witch is the most potent and fiendish, and glamorous Madame Olympia conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats! Belladonna, the white witch, desperately wants to be a wicked enchantress, but her magic produces flowers instead of snakes. How can she become more devilish than all the other witches?

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