Profile: Elizabeth Morley

About This Author

Elizabeth Morley writes and illustrates stories for children aged 7-11. These are above all adventure stories - full of mystery, danger, and twists and turns. The characters are well drawn, the plots fast-moving and the locations colourful. And their sprinkling of subtle humour will delight many a grown-up, too. The stories are also thoroughly researched - making them educational as well as fun. Each book finishes with a 4-6 page postscript explaining the real life facts behind the story. For, though set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs, they are nevertheless based on the fascinating world around us. The hedgehogs are very much like us (with a few added extras - notably the ability to hibernate). The locations are inspired by real places, most of which the author has visited (such as France, Iceland and Germany) but a few of which she has not (a video tour by astronaut Suni Williams is sadly the closest she has got to the International Space Station). The plots also take in real events (such as the planning for Operation Sea Lion in World War II) and real science and technology (from thermite's ability to burn under water to NASA's space shuttle and robot-cum-astronaut, Robonaut).

This Author's Books

‘Hedgehogs from Outer Space’ is Snipper’s second adventure. An exciting and witty story for 7-11 year olds, it is packed with 95 charming black and white illustrations. As the story opens, Snipper is looking forward to watching the launch of the space shu....
ISBN: 9781786103222
Published: 10 November 2015
‘Hedgehogs from Outer Space’ is Snipper’s second adventure. An exciting and witty story for 7-11 year olds, it is packed with 95 charming black and white illustrations. As the story opens, Snipper is looking forward to watching the launch of the space shu....
ISBN: 9781786107282
Published: 21 December 2015
FULL COLOUR edition, featuring 95 delightful illustrations by the author. An exciting and witty adventure story for 7-11 year olds, set in a parallel universe populated by hedgehogs. This is Snipper’s second adventure. As the story opens, he is looking fo....
ISBN: 9781788767125
Published: 17 April 2019
Set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs, “Let Sleeping Hedgehogs Spy” is an exciting, witty adventure story for 8-11 year olds, packed with 84 delightful black and white illustrations. The story opens as Snipper is setting off for a skiing holiday ....
ISBN: 9781782991076
Published: 17 January 2013
Set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs, “Let Sleeping Hedgehogs Spy” is an exciting, witty adventure story for 8-11 year olds, packed with 84 delightful black and white illustrations. The story opens as Snipper is setting off for a skiing holiday ....
ISBN: 9781786107275
Published: 21 December 2015
FULL COLOUR edition, featuring 84 delightful illustrations by the author. An exciting and witty adventure story for 7-11 year olds, set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs. This is Snipper's first adventure. The story opens as he is about to set of....
ISBN: 9781788767132
Published: 17 April 2019
FULL COLOUR edition, featuring 84 delightful illustrations by the author. An exciting and witty adventure story for 7-11 year olds, set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs. This is Snipper's first adventure. The story opens as he is about to set of....
ISBN: 9781788767132
Published: 3 May 2019
In a parallel world populated by hedgehogs, the Second World War is unfolding. Great Bristlin stands alone against Hegemony and needs every hedgehog it can get: Spike has joined His Majesty’s Air Force and is flying reconnaissance missions; and Clou has f....
ISBN: 9781849234221
Published: 1 March 2009
In a parallel world populated by hedgehogs, the Second World War is unfolding. Great Bristlin stands alone against Hegemony and needs every hedgehog it can get: Spike has joined His Majesty’s Air Force and is flying reconnaissance missions; and Clou has f....
ISBN: 9781786107268
Published: 21 December 2015
FULL COLOUR edition, featuring 53 delightful illustrations by the author. An exciting and witty adventure story for 7-11 year-olds, set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs. The story opens as the Second World War is unfolding. Great Bristlin stands....
ISBN: 9781788767149
Published: 17 April 2019
FULL COLOUR edition, featuring 53 delightful illustrations by the author. An exciting and witty adventure story for 7-11 year-olds, set in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs. The story opens as the Second World War is unfolding. Great Bristlin stands....
ISBN: 9781788767149
Published: 16 October 2019