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 forward to watching the launch of the space shuttle. Riding inside will be two of his friends - astronauts who are to spend the next six months orbiting Earth on board the international space station. But Snipper never makes it to their launch. Whisked off to a distant galaxy himself, he soon has other things on his mind - a rescue mission, a plot which threatens the future of his entire planet and a seemingly impossible journey home. As he navigates his way across a hostile universe, he must learn to land a spacecraft, assume an alien identity and secretly visit strange new worlds - where days are longer than years and where plants can only survive underground. Though his friends have long since given him up for lost, their paths will cross again. Then they must all play their part. The future of the Earth rests in their paws.