Although Eleanor Cameron was born in Canada, she lived most of her life in California. Her parents moved to Berkeley, California, early in her life. She then lived in Los Angeles until she married Ian Cameron. She then moved to Pacific Grove, California, where she lived for the rest of her life.
Since 1992, Golden Duck.org has presented the Eleanor Cameron Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction to the author of an English Language novel written for middle-grade readers.
The Mushroom Planet novels are set on a tiny, habitable second moon in an invisible orbit 50,000 miles from Earth. The "Mushroom Planet" is covered in various types of mushrooms and is populated by little green people.
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (1954)
Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet (1956)
Mr. Bass's Planetoid (1958)
A Mystery for Mr. Bass (1960)
Jewels from the Moon and the Meteor That Couldn't Stay (1964)