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Daisy Meadows , Georgie Ripper
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Book Description

2 Jun 2005 Rainbow Magic (Book 23)
Summer the Holiday Fairy has got her work cut out. Jack Frost has moved to Rainspell Island for the summer and it's a very different place to when Rachel and Kirsty visited in the first series. Now there are no tinkling ice-cream vans or sailing boats. There's not even any sand on the beach! Jack Frost has taken it all to build his giant sandcastle. There are three special shells, that control the holiday atmosphere. Summer the Holiday Fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to get them back.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (2 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843629607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843629603
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Daisy Meadows is the author of over 100 Rainbow Magic books. Each book features a fantasical new fairy friend to meet!

Where do you get your ideas from?

When daydreaming is your favourite hobby, you find that ideas are always popping into your head. The trick is to jot them down before they pop out of your head again! I also get a lot of good suggestions for new fairies sent in by my readers, and sometimes if they're very good I use them as the basis for a new series.

What is your favourite colour?
Bright red, the colour of courage and energy! Red is also the colour of Ruby in the Rainbow Fairies.

Which Rainbow Magic book is your favourite?

There are so many fab fairies, it's impossible to choose! But I have a soft spot for Summer the Holiday Fairy, because summer is my favourite time of year!

Are Rachel and Kirsty based on real people?

Yes. They're based on my best friends. Rachel and Kirsty are just like them: kind-hearted, adventurous, fun-loving and friendly.

Where is Rainspell Island?

Rainspell Island isn't a real place. It's based on a little island off the south coast of England that I used to visit when I was a little girl.

Which Rainbow Magic Fairy would you like to be and why?

Danielle the Daisy Fairy. Daisies are my favourite flower, and Danielle is the good-hearted girl-next-door whom everybody loves.

What makes you happy?
Sitting in the garden in the sunshine listening to the birds singing! Writing also makes me very happy, and reading the lovely letters from my readers.

If you could have one wish come true what would it be?
I've always wanted to be able to fly and have wonderful adventures just like Rachel and Kirsty have with all the Rainbow Magic fairies.

What is your favourite animal and do you have any pets?

I adore all animals so it would be really hard for me to pick a favourite! I have two dogs and three cats and love them all equally.

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Book Description

Three magical Rainbow Magic stories in one - the perfect gift for any fairy fan! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Daisy Meadows is the pseudonym used by Working Partners, the creators of Rainbow Magic and other successful series like Animal Ark. Georgie Ripper is a talented young artist who has won the Macmillan prize for illustration.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The rainbow fairies are truly magic at helping early-reader girls find their wings and take-off with confidence. Wanting to find out what happened in the many stories in this series gave my daughter the drive to read paperback books all by herself and she hasn't looked back. All the dozens of these books (and I think we have almost 40) are very formulaic with straightforward text accompanied by pictures on every page, pretty fairies requiring help, and incredibly stupid green goblins being easily outwitted by two little girls to rescue some crucial talisman. I recommend this one in particular because it is neither in a set of seven (so doesn't require the immediate purchase of another 6) nor Christmas themed, and is slightly longer so better value for money. Or try Kylie the Carnival Fairy for the same reasons. Your daughter will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another lovely story... 11 Aug 2013
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Another lovely story from this series which my daughters love. Simple & easy to read, light bedtime reading, as per the other books in this series.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could forget it. 27 Aug 2010
As a parent, I am keen for my children to read quality fiction. Sadly, my daughter has more than once brought home a Rainbow Magic book instead of a story worth reading. Why a school library stocks this rubbish is beyond me. There seems to be these days a notion that if children read anything, anything at all, it should be encouraged. I don't share this opinion. I'd rather see my children play in the garden or build with Lego than read this drivel.

"Summer the Holiday Fairy" is poorly written formula fiction at its worst. There is no plot to speak of, other than Jack Frost's arbitrary villainy which is defeated by Rachel, Kirsty and Summer in the most trite and implausible way. If Jack Frost could steal these magic shells once, what's stopping him from stealing them again? Why does he employ such stupid guards? How does Rosie the ice-cream vendor, having already incurred heavy losses, afford giving out free ice-creams to all and sundry for a whole day? Asking this kind of question was too much for "Daisy Meadows." The characters are not even cardboard cut-outs, because cardboard cut-outs have to be at least two-dimensional. Kirsty and Rachel, however, are just names that appear on the page. Neither of them have any discernible personality. It never matters who gasps at any given point, and they tend to speak in unison much of the time anyway. Thy gasp, nod and grin their way through the story in a manner that causes toothache to anyone who's ever read a decent piece of children's fiction. Needless to say they never experience any internal conflict or personal growth. The best thing that can be said about the prose is that it is functional: it manages to relate the pointless plot. Other than that, it is bland, repetitive and stilted.

It pains me to think that there are adults who believe this kind of tosh is good enough for girls and that there are girls wasting their time on reading it. The authors and the publishers should be ashamed of themselves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars needs to be longer 21 Aug 2014
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This is a good book but needs to be longer
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