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The perfect pick for imaginative readers who love to be held spellbound. From intrigue in the glittering city of Vienna to danger in a tiny mountain kingdom threatened by the Nazis, these sumptuous adventures are truly timeless classics. The great and sadly missed Eva Ibbotson, who died late last year, was one of the best-loved children’s authors ever. This pair of gems shows you exactly why. Brimming with unbridled imagination and richly-woven ingredients, they’re stories which always seem to deliver just what you’re looking for, whether that’s high adventure, sweeping fantasy, gentle comedy or just a good old-fashioned happy ending! Yielding up all the treasures that young story-lovers yearn for, and much more besides, these are utter essentials for anyone who loves a captivating yarn.

“Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted.” Michael Morpurgo

“Readers of classic children’s fiction will be familiar with the bliss that steals over one when a new Eva Ibbotson novel is published.” Amanda Craig, The Times

“This kind of fun will never fail to delight.” Philip Pullman

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Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books for children and adults. She has a daughter and three sons, who showed her that children like to read about ghosts, wizards, and witches “because they are just like people but madder and more interesting.”

She was born in Vienna, in Austria, but moved to England with her family when the Nazis came to power. After training to be a physiologist which she didn’t enjoy because she didn’t like doing experiments on animals, Eva got married and had four very nice children.

Her first children’s book, The Great Ghost Rescue was published in 1975, and she is best known for titles like Journey to the River Sea and The Dragonfly Pool. Eva died in 2010, aged 85.

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  1. Rowan
    on 22 August 2011

    The Dragonfly Pool

    I think it is amazing how Eva manages to capture a reader in such a way. The book is fascinating, and I believe it should be a best-seller! It is now one of my favourite books and I enjoy reading all of Eva Ibbotson’s titles! You should try them too!

    5out of 5

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