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The Secret of Platform 13 (Paperback, 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition): Eva Ibbotson The Secret of Platform 13 (Paperback, 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition)
Eva Ibbotson; Illustrated by Beatriz Castro 1
R155 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R22 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Rediscover the magical secrets at King's Cross station in a 25th anniversary illustrated edition of Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13.

Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . .

It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued.

The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in a special edition illustrated by Beatriz Castro. Discover more of the magical world with Sibéal Pounder's exciting adventure sequel, Beyond Platform 13, based on characters from Eva's original.

'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

Journey to the River Sea (Paperback, New Edition): Eva Ibbotson Journey to the River Sea (Paperback, New Edition)
Eva Ibbotson 1
R175 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R24 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

The Abominables (Paperback): Sharon Rentta The Abominables (Paperback)
Sharon Rentta; Eva Ibbotson 1
R164 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R27 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. In a secret valley Agatha Farley is introduced to a family of motherless yetis and devotes her life to their upbringing. She teaches them to speak, tells them stories and insists on polite manners. But as the decades pass, tourists come to the mountains, a hotel is built and yeti-hunters arrive. Agatha knows that there is one place in the world where they would be protected - her ancestral home at Farley Towers. When a boy and his sister stumble upon her hidden valley, she knows she has found the courageous people who will carry out her plan. The excited yetis are smuggled into the bridal suite at the hotel. A freezer lorry is waiting to put them into semi-hibernation on the long trip home. But the baby yak that has fallen in love with the youngest yeti foils the refrigeration plan and they set off on a hugely entertaining road trip half way across the world. In the Sultan of Aslerfan's kingdom the yetis release all the animals from his zoo. In the Alps they rescue a lost child in a blizzard. In Spain, the yak creates chaos at a bullfight. But when they arrive in England, a terrible shock awaits them at Farley Towers... This early novel, never submitted for publication, contains all the trademark qualities that made Eva's subsequent books so successful; comedy, loveable and eccentric characters, perfectly-crafted plotting, and inspiring themes of tolerance, kindness to animals, and the defeat of cruelty.

Journey to the River Sea (Paperback, New Edition): Eva Ibbotson Journey to the River Sea (Paperback, New Edition)
Eva Ibbotson 1
R167 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R29 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

The Dragonfly Pool (Paperback, New Edition): Eva Ibbotson The Dragonfly Pool (Paperback, New Edition)
Eva Ibbotson 1
R170 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R24 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson is an enchanting tale of friendship and determination during the Second World War, from the author of The Star of Kazan. Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure . . . will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Karil, before it's too late?

Daddy Long-Legs (Paperback, Re-issue): Jean Webster Daddy Long-Legs (Paperback, Re-issue)
Jean Webster; Introduction by Eva Ibbotson 1
R138 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R25 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In DADDY LONG-LEGS a trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to 'Daddy-Long-Legs', or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is... An amusing coming of age story for all young people.

The Great Ghost Rescue (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson The Great Ghost Rescue (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R136 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R24 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Humphrey is a small ghost with a big problem. His family has lost their home, and they're off to find a new haunting ground.  But soon Humphrey and his parents discover that ghosts all over the country are being turned out as dank castles are converted to cheerful tourist hotels. Humphrey knows something must be done to help the homeless ghosts. And with the help of a sympathetic schoolboy named Rick, maybe he can do something to aid all the ghosts of England after all. . . .

Heidi (Paperback, Ed): Johanna Spyri Heidi (Paperback, Ed)
Johanna Spyri; Introduction by Eva Ibbotson
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Heidi is a much loved Puffin Classic by Johanna Spyri Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather. With a delightfully nostalgic introduction by award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson. Johanna Spyri (1827-1902) was born in Switzerland in the village of Hirzel, which has magnificent views of the Alps. She wrote almost fifty books, but it was Heidi who brought her great fame Some other Puffin Classics: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables Black Beauty Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Heidi Journey to the Centre of the Earth Little Women Peter Pan Tales of the Greek Heroes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of King Arthur The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Call of the Wild The Jungle Book The Odyssey The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island

The Morning Gift (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson The Morning Gift (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R197 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R33 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A richly imagined story of unexpected love, independence, and belonging – The Morning Gift is a classic WWII romance from Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Sarra Manning.

Eighteen-year-old Ruth lives in the sparkling city of Vienna with her family, where she delights in its music, energy and natural beauty. She is wildly in love with the brilliant young pianist Heini Radik and can't wait until they are married.

But Ruth's world is turned upside down when the Nazis invade Austria and her family are forced to flee to England, and through a devastating misunderstanding she is left behind. Her only hope to escape Vienna comes from Quin, a young English professor, who unexpectedly offers her a marriage of convenience to bring her back to London.

Ruth throws herself into her new life – but a secret marriage is more difficult than she expected, especially as she and Quin find themselves drawn together.

Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess

One Dog and His Boy (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson One Dog and His Boy (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson 1
R165 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R27 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

But a dog would damage the expensive carpets in Hal's glamorous home, and his wealthy parents refuse to consider one. Then they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away. Hal and Fleck are joined by a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets - among them is Otto, the wise and sombre St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee. A large reward is offered for the missing boy, and soon Hal and his dogs are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers. Helped by a travelling circus, and the sympathetic children from an orphanage, they race for their freedom in a classic adventure in the tradition of 101 DALMATIANS. Every dog-loving child will adore this irresistible story from a truly great and much-loved children's author.

Magic Flutes (Paperback, Unabridged): Eva Ibbotson Magic Flutes (Paperback, Unabridged)
Eva Ibbotson 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Spring, 1922

Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess - who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairytale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.

But secret lives can be complicated. When a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa's two lives collide - and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny. . .

The Ogre of Oglefort (Paperback, Export ed): Eva Ibbotson The Ogre of Oglefort (Paperback, Export ed)
Eva Ibbotson
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

This title presents a gorgeous, funny, charming fantastical comic adventure from the great Eva Ibbotson. When a Hag, an orphan boy and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn't want to be rescued - and the ogre's dead wife is turning in her grave. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand - will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?

Maia (German, Paperback): Eva Ibbotson Maia (German, Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R211 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R12 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Song for Summer (CD): Eva Ibbotson A Song for Summer (CD)
Eva Ibbotson
R458 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Annika Und Der Stern Von Kazan (German, Paperback): Eva Ibbotson Annika Und Der Stern Von Kazan (German, Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R211 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R12 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Das Geheimnis Von Bahnsteig 13 (German, Paperback): Eva Ibbotson Das Geheimnis Von Bahnsteig 13 (German, Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R211 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R14 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Haunting of Hiram (CD, Unabridged edition): Eva Ibbotson The Haunting of Hiram (CD, Unabridged edition)
Eva Ibbotson; Read by Prunella Scales
R344 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R113 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What is young Alex MacBuff to do? 'I will buy your castle,' declared Hiram C. Hopgood. 'But only if there are no ghosts!' Alex MacBuff can't afford to keep his beloved Castle Carra - and an American millionaire has made him an offer he can't refuse. But the castle is full of ghosts! There's Krok the hairy Viking warrior, mad Miss Spinks, a hell-hound called Cyril, and a vampire with no teeth. How can Alex stop them haunting Hiram?

Journey To The River Sea (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson Journey To The River Sea (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson; Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
R179 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R31 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Accompanied by Miss Minton, a fierce-looking, no-nonsense governess, Maia, a young orphan, sets off for the wilderness of the Amazon, expecting curtains of orchids, brightly colored macaws, and a loving family.  But what she finds is an evil-tempered aunt and uncle and their spoiled daughters. It is only when she is swept up in a mystery involving a young Indian boy, a homesick child actor, and a missing inheritance that Maia lands in the middle of the Amazon adventure she's dreamed of. Readers of every generation will treasure Ibbotson's lush historical adventure that harkens back to the beloved classics of Frances Hodgson Burnett and Louisa May Alcott. 

Maia Se Va Al Amazonas (English, Spanish, Hardcover): Eva Ibbotson Maia Se Va Al Amazonas (English, Spanish, Hardcover)
Eva Ibbotson
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Song for Summer (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson A Song for Summer (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R194 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Ella Risbridger.

When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she's found her calling.

Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it's the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her – Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler's troops march across Europe, Ellen finds she has promises to keep, even if it means sacrificing her future happiness . . .

Discover more of Eva Ibbotson's sweeping historical romances in The Morning Gift and The Secret Countess.

The Secret of Platform 13 (Hardcover, Turtleback School & Library ed.): Eva Ibbotson The Secret of Platform 13 (Hardcover, Turtleback School & Library ed.)
Eva Ibbotson; Illustrated by Sue Porter
R357 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R28 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom--an island where humans live happily with mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures--and is only accessible for nine days every nine years. When the island's prince is captured, it's up to a strange band of rescuers to save him. But can they do it before the door closes for another nine years?

Magic Flutes (Paperback, New edition): Eva Ibbotson Magic Flutes (Paperback, New edition)
Eva Ibbotson 1
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Magic Flutes is an enchanting story of love, music and secret princesses from Eva Ibbotson. Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess - who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairy-tale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way. But secret lives can be complicated, and when a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa's two lives collide - and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny . . .

The Dragonfly Pool (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson The Dragonfly Pool (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson
R165 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R9 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A beloved "New York Times" bestselling author returns to paper

At first Tally doesn't want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But soon she discovers that it's a wonderful place, where freedom and selfexpression are valued. Enamored of Bergania, a erene and peaceful country led by a noble king, Tally organizes a dance troupe to attend the international folk dancing festival there. There she meets Karil, the crown prince, who wants nothing more than ordinary friends. But when Karil's father is assassinated, it's up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he's inherited.

The Abominables (Hardcover): Eva Ibbotson The Abominables (Hardcover)
Eva Ibbotson; Illustrated by Fiona Robinson; Contributions by Eva Ibbotson Estates Ltd
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, "The Abominables "follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate in England--only to come upon a club of voracious hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen.
Briskly funny and full of incident, "The Abominables "is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and advocacy, it's a generous last gift to her many devoted fans.
Praise for "The Abominables"
STARRED REVIEWS
"A satiric farewell from a favorite author."
--"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"A memorable finale to a treasured body of work."
--"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"The novel is full of whimsy, charm, and sly humor. The yetis will tug at readers' heartstrings and make them laugh. The writing is lean, witty, and subtle. Ibbotson manages to touch on ethical messages of human rights, advocacy, and environmentalism without being obvious."
--"School Library Journal
""The writing is skillful, precise, and frequently funny, and it offers an effective counterbalance to some of the story's more serious social criticism..."
--"Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books"
"Readers will enjoy Ibbotson's final book."
--"Library Media Connection"

Which Witch? (Paperback): Eva Ibbotson Which Witch? (Paperback)
Eva Ibbotson; Illustrated by Annabel Large
R160 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R28 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When Arriman the Awful, the handsome wizard of the North, announces a contest to choose his bride, every witch in town is a flutter. The meanest, most powerful witch will wed the wizard. But little Belladonna is dismayed, because as hard as she tries, her spells conjure up begonias and baby birds, and not a single viper or bloodshot eyeball. She just has to do something seriously sinister in time for the contest....

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