Creative Team

Hello, I’m Helen Young the author. I’ve had so much fun writing these books illustrated by my son Tim Young. I do hope they will inspire you to go outside as a family or on your own and take a fresh look at what’s around you.


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their thoughts and feedback to Hellie’s World during the years of its development. This has grown over time to ‘become a huge and magnificent ‘Team Hellie’ which has ensured that Hellie’s World encompasses an all round viewpoint.

Special thanks goes to:

Art and Graphics: Tim Young for his inspiring artwork, Holly Young and Martyn Scott for art assistance, Tom Mortimer with editing, Jane Hooper and Jess Augarde for their graphic design skills.

Grace Trevethan and Anna Morris (teachers) for their encouragement and  putting up with me in the classroom, Cath Kemp, pre school leader, Lisa Sherlock and the family centre team (Sure Start). Thank you also to staff at Archbishop Benson, Devoran, Probus, Kea and Topsham schools for assisting me in my research.

Nicki John my right hand woman, Sue Stivey admin, Sam Smith mentor, Lester Shenton for his wisdom and Geoff Jones my college tutor.