Daisy Meadows Author Profile Assignment


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Daisy Meadows is the pseudonym used for the four writers of the Rainbow Magic children's series: Narinder Dhami, Sue Bentley, Linda Chapman, and Sue Mongredien. Rainbow Magic features differing groups of fairies as main characters, including the Jewel fairies, Weather fairies, Pet fairies, Petal fairies, and Sporty fairies.

Narinder Dhami was born in Wolverhampton, England on November 15, 1958. She received a degree in English from Birmingham University in 1980. After having taught in primary and secondary schools for several years she began to write full-time. Dhami has published many retellings of popular Disney stories and wrote the Animal Stars and Babes series, the latter about young British girls of Asian origin. She lives in CambridgDaisy Meadows is the pseudonym used for the four writers of the Rainbow Magic children's series: Narinder Dhami, Sue Bentley, Linda Chapman, and Sue Mongredien. Rainbow Magic features differing groups of fairies as main characters, including the Jewel fairies, Weather fairies, Pet fairies, Petal fairies, and Sporty fairies.

Narinder Dhami was born in Wolverhampton, England on November 15, 1958. She received a degree in English from Birmingham University in 1980. After having taught in primary and secondary schools for several years she began to write full-time. Dhami has published many retellings of popular Disney stories and wrote the Animal Stars and Babes series, the latter about young British girls of Asian origin. She lives in Cambridge, England with her husband and cats.

Sue Bentley was born in Northampton, England. She worked in a library after completing her education and began writing for children once her own began school. Bentley is the author of the Magic Kitten, Magic Puppy, and S Club series and lives in Northamptonshire.

Linda Chapman has written over 50 children's fiction books, including the following series: My Secret Unicorn, Stardust, Not Quite a Mermaid, and Unicorn School. She lives in Leicestershire with her husband and daughters.

Sue Mongredien was born in 1970 and grew up in Nottingham, England. She has published over 100 children's books, including the following series: The Adventures of Captain Pugwash, The Magic Key, Frightful Families, and Oliver Moon. She has also contributed many titles to the Sleepover Club series and written picture books. Mongredien created the Royal Ballet School Diaries under the pen name Alexandra Moss. She lives with her family in Bath, England.
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Ruby the Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #1)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.80 avg rating — 4,061 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
Amber The Orange Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #2)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.82 avg rating — 3,168 ratings — published 2003 — 22 editions
Crystal The Snow Fairy (Rainbow Magic #8; Weather Fairies, #1)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.89 avg rating — 2,586 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
Fern The Green Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #4)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.81 avg rating — 2,313 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
Sunny The Yellow Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #3)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.80 avg rating — 2,293 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
Heather The Violet Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #7)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.83 avg rating — 2,131 ratings — published 2003 — 15 editions
Sky The Blue Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #5)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.81 avg rating — 2,138 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
Goldie The Sunshine Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #11; Weather Fairies, #4)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.89 avg rating — 2,065 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
Katie the Kitten Fairy (Rainbow Magic: Pet Keeper Fairies, #1)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.90 avg rating — 2,069 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
Inky The Indigo Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #6)
byDaisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper(Illustrator)
3.77 avg rating — 1,983 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
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Rainbow Magic is a children's fiction brand originally created by Working Partners[1] and now owned by HIT Entertainment and best known for the children's books published by Orchard Books.[2] The books are ghostwritten by a number of authors under the collective pseudonymDaisy Meadows and illustrated by Georgie Ripper in some books and uncredited illustrators in the latest books. The series follows the lives of Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker and their magical adventures with their fairy friends.

Rainbow Magic books by Daisy Meadows were the most-borrowed children's books at libraries in the United Kingdom, and the second-most borrowed books overall at those libraries, for 2010[3] and 2011.[4]

The Rainbow Magic books are issued by Scholastic Inc. in the USA. Some series and individual book titles vary in the Scholastic editions. There are also coloured Rainbow Magic books for younger readers, which are also published by Scholastic.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Rachel Walker - friendly, caring and creative. She sometimes feels sorry for Jack Frost because he doesn't have friends and no one loves him.
  • Kirsty Tate - kind and clever, as well as loyal, fun-loving and adventurous. She is light on her feet, quite fast and usually makes up the plans.
  • Jack Frost - ruthless and greedy. He is the King of the Goblins and he always orders them to do things for him.
  • The goblins - they cause tons of mischief and trouble. They used to be small and tiny in the early books, but later on they were changed so they are the size of an average child.
  • Mr. Walker - Rachel Walker's father
  • Mrs. Walker - Rachel Walker's mother
  • Mr. Tate - Kirsty Tate's father
  • Mrs. Tate - Kirsty Tate's mother
  • Queen Titania - gentle and kind, wanting only the best for her subjects. She shows gratefulness towards the girls' help and acts as a mentor to the fairies.
  • King Oberon - noble and fair, usually the one dealing with Jack Frost in person. He seems to be the only person Jack is scared of.
  • Various fairies - friends of Rachel and Kirsty
  • Magical animals/pets

Authors[edit]

The Rainbow Magic books are written by a number of authors known as the Daisy Meadows story-writing group, which are:

Each title carries a dedication including a "special thanks" indicating the primary author.

Books[edit]

Main article: List of Rainbow Magic books

Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island[edit]

Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island is a Straight to Videoanime movie that was first released in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2010. It is a Japanese-British co-production that was animated by The Answer Studio and produced by Hit Entertainment. It was also released in Japan; the film was only recorded in English as its Japanese release has no Japanese vocal track.

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