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Laura Ellen Anderson

  • 5 stars across 43 books
    Laura Ellen Anderson Biography
    Laura Ellen Anderson is a British author and illustrator who has just published the second book in her new series, Amelia Fang, who she describes as a modern day Wednesday Adams from the Adams Family. Laura has illustrated many children's books including The Witch Wars series, Evil Emperor Penguin and 21 cover illustrations for the relaunch of The Famous Five books to celebrate Enid Blyton's 75th Anniversary. Laura has also worked with CBeebies presenter and author Cerrie Burnell illustrating her Harper series of stories.

    Born in 1988, Laura graduated with a first class degree in illustration before working at an illustration agency and then numerous book publishers in the UK and USA. Her first book as author and illustrator, I Don't Want Curly Hair, was published in March 2017.

    Laura Ellen Anderson Facts
    Laura is the first female illustrator to have designed a Terry Pratchett book, covering the new editions of his Tiffany Aching series.

    In her spare time, Laura loves making 3D models of her book characters.

    Our favourite Laura Ellen Anderson Book Characters
    Harper - from the Harper series
    Luke - from My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord
    Fran - from The Witch Wars

    Our favourite Laura Ellen Anderson Book Quotes
    "I hunt down the stickiest tape I can find - this has to help each of the curls to unwind! But no, each strand twizzles and wiggles and tangles and sticks out around me at mad, crazy angles!" (I Don't Want Curly Hair)

    "Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares!" (Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball)
    28th February 2019

    Bad Mermaids Meet the Witches: World Book Day 2019

    Once every one hundred years, the mermaids of the Hidden Lagoon and the witches of Sinkville get together for a party! T... More

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    3rd March 2016

    Harper and the Sea of Secrets - World book Day 2016

    The Songs of the Sea festival is about to start, but disaster has struck! The royal musicians will be performing, ... More

    (11 reviews)
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    2nd March 2017

    Harper and the Night Forest

    A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by CBeebies' presen... More

    (11 reviews)
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    3rd March 2016

    Harper and the Circus of Dreams

    A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by CBeebies' presen... More

    (10 reviews)
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    12th March 2015

    Witch Wars

    When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim's shed to tell her she's a witch, Tiga doesn't believe her. Or at... More

    (10 reviews)
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    22nd June 2016

    My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord

    Zack and Lara have superpowers. Luke has new school shoes and a burning sense of resentment. He KNOWS that aliens disgui... More

    (10 reviews)
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    3rd May 2018

    Prince George Goes to School

    Prince George is starting school in this brilliantly funny, reassuring picture book from award-winning author Caryl ... More

    (10 reviews)
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    9th February 2017

    Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

    Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if i... More

    (9 reviews)
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    23rd February 2017

    Famous Five: Good Old Timmy and Other Stories: World Book Day 2017

    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popula... More

    (8 reviews)
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    27th April 2017

    The Wee Free Men: A Tiffany Aching Novel

    Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up. A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she's always dreamed of fly... More

    (7 reviews)
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