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- The Secret of Platform 13 1,411 copies, 24 reviews
- A Countess Below Stairs 1,138 copies, 46 reviews
- Which Witch? 1,113 copies, 12 reviews
- Journey to the River Sea 1,080 copies, 38 reviews
- Monster Mission = Island of the Aunts 876 copies, 24 reviews
- The Star of Kazan 762 copies, 26 reviews
- A Company of Swans 615 copies, 22 reviews
- A Song for Summer 591 copies, 21 reviews
- The Morning Gift 559 copies, 15 reviews
- Dial a Ghost 551 copies, 14 reviews
- The Great Ghost Rescue 478 copies, 4 reviews
- The Reluctant Heiress 432 copies, 21 reviews
- The Dragonfly Pool 362 copies, 24 reviews
- Not Just a Witch 268 copies, 4 reviews
- The Haunting of Granite Falls = The Haunting of Hiram = The Haunting of… 238 copies, 4 reviews
- The Beasts of Clawstone Castle 229 copies, 6 reviews
- Madensky Square 160 copies, 6 reviews
- One Dog and His Boy 138 copies, 10 reviews
- Which Witch? / The Secret of Platform 13 / Island of the Aunts 99 copies, 1 review
- Secret of Platform 13 / Island of the Aunts Flip book 89 copies
- The Ogre of Oglefort 88 copies, 4 reviews
- The Abominables 61 copies, 3 reviews
- A Glove Shop in Vienna & Other Stories 49 copies, 2 reviews
- Which Witch? / The Secret of Platform 13 36 copies
- Not Just a Witch and Dial a Ghost 19 copies, 1 review
- The Worm and the Toffee-Nosed Princess 18 copies
- Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie and Other Cautionary Tales 7 copies, 1 review
- Miss strega 6 copies
- Fünf Yetis suchen ein Zuhause 1 copy
- MARÍA SE VA AL AMAZONAS 1 copy
- Das Ungeheuer, das nicht Mami sagen konnte (CD) 1 copy
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FICTION, FANTASY & ADVENTURE
Fiction, Fantasy & Adventure, Mac's Book Club for girls will discuss The Star of Kazan
by Eva Ibbotson
on Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m.
After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.
Eva Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, including The Secret of Platform 13 and Island of the Aunts.
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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.
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