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 off on a skiing holiday with his friends; but a sinister plot is afoot and their holiday is disrupted when Snipper finds himself pitted against a criminal mastermind known only as Mr E. Snipper is soon on the tail of Mr E but, along the way, he must protect his friends, hide his identity and decide once and for all whether the hedgehog in blue is friend or foe. Perhaps she is nothing to do with Mr E. Perhaps she is just a stranger whose book he picked up for her. But a book may contain a code or a secret message... Snipper's journey takes him from the magnificent but dangerous snow-covered slopes of the Altispine mountains; through the Needlelands where Van Hogloot - a criminal banker with international connections - has his home in a charming converted windmill; to Icepeak, a remote and starkly beautiful island where Snipper finally comes face-to-face with the mysterious Mr E himself.