Books by Eva Ibbotson
Maia is an orphan who goes with her new governess to live with her nearest relatives in Brazil in the city of Manaus on the Amazon River, a city made rich by the local rubber plantations.
Entertaining and engaging. Caricature of crass and small-minded Westerners among sympathetic natives.
Adventure, Friendship, Historical
Style: Average → Good
Attitude: Take Care → Positive
Ellen, defying her aunts' idea of what a modern young woman should do, takes up the role of Housekeeper at a school in Austria run on alternative lines for children of rich parents.
Marriage as merely a convention. Generosity and maternal care by Ellen for the children and others in her charge. Bravery of those helping Jews escape from Nazi detention. Ironic view of militant spinsters, pretentious playwrights, and alternative lifestyles.
Growing-Up, Romantic, School, Thought-provoking
Annika, found by Sigrid and Ellie on a walking trip, is brought up by them in the house of the Professors, until Frau Edeltraut comes along and reveals that she is Annika's mother.
Heartwarming story of one girl's steadfastness in the face of deception and hardships, and the lengths her friends go to to help her.
Arriman Canker is the mighty Wizard of the North of England.