Rainbow Magic

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Rainbow Magic
Genre Children's Literature
Created by "Daisy Meadows"
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English

Rainbow Magic is a children's fiction brand owned by HIT Entertainment and best known for the children's books published by Orchard Books.[1] The books are ghostwritten by a number of authors under the collective pseudonym Daisy 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[2] and 2011.[3]

The Rainbow Magic books are issued by Scholastic Inc. in USA. Some series and individual book titles vary in the Scholastic editions.


Main characters[edit]

  • Rachel Walker, Best Friend of Kirsty Tate and the Fairies
  • Kirsty Tate, Best Friend of Rachel Walker and the Fairies
  • Jack Frost, Enemy of the fairies
  • The Goblins, Jack Frost's Servants
  • 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, Queen of the Fairies
  • King Oberon, King of the Fairies
  • Fairies, friends of Rachel and Kirsty

One-off characters[edit]

  • Mr. Ferguson, Headteacher of Kirsty's school, Wetherbury College (Selena)
  • Mr. Hopper, shopkeeper in Wetherbury (Emma)
  • Rebecca, a girl who helped Rachel and Kirsty (Danielle)
  • Esther, Kirsty's Cousin (Mia)
  • Charlotte, a friend of Kirsty's (Phoebe)
  • Lindsay, Kirsty's Cousin (Flora)
  • Caroline, Rachel's cousin (Sienna)
  • A-OK, Rachel and Kirsty's favourite boy band, friends of The Angels (parody of boy group JLS) (Adele)
  • Dakota May, a singer who is bugged by fans too much (Frankie)
  • Alto Adams, singing coach of A-OK (Adele)
  • Sasha Sharp, a singer-dancer (Vanessa)
  • Tamara, Sasha Sharp's assistant (Vanessa)
  • The Groove Gang, a group of teenage singers (Miley)
  • Jacob Bright, a singer (Rochelle)
  • Holly Day, a shy local girl who is great at singing (Rochelle)
  • Melody Jones, Rainspell Island Music Festival director (Una)
  • Jax Tempo, Jack Frost in disguise (The Popstar Fairies)

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Mrs. Merry, the beekeeper on Rainspell Island (Sunny, Saffron)
  • The Angels, Rachel and Kirsty's favorite girl band (Members: Lexy, Emilia, Serena) (Destiny, Jessie, Adele, Vanessa, Miley, Rochelle, Una)
  • Fairy Godmother, a special fairy (Izzy, the Party Fairies, Autumn)
  • Bertram, a frog footman (Amber, Saffron, Fern, Sky, Heather, Cherry, India, Bethany)


The Rainbow Magic books are written by a number of authors under the "Daisy Meadows" name, including

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


Over 150 Rainbow Magic books have been published since 2003. Each series includes 7 books focused on a central theme.[4][5] A book series called Magical Animal Friends has been started that is going to be released on 3 July 2014 with four books: "Lucy Longwhiskers Gets Lost", "Molly Twinkletail Runs Away", "Ellie Featherbill All Alone" and "Bella Tabbypaw in Trouble" and also a special named "Poppy Muddlepup's Daring Rescue" will be released on the same date with the release of The School Days Fairies. Many more books of Magic Animal Friends will be released such as Sophie Flufftail, Emily Prickleback, Ruby Fuzzybrush and Rosie Gigglepip will be released on the 5th April 2015.[6]


  • Rainbow Magic - Return to Rainspell Island (2010): Produced by The Answerstudio[7]


  1. ^ "Hit Entertainment - Our Brands - Rainbow Magic". Hit Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ Dugdale, John (2011-02-18). "The most borrowed library books of 2010". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Children's Writers Ride High in PLR's Most Borrowed Authors List" (Press release). Public Lending Right. February 3, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rainbow Magic Book Series". Rainbow Magic Limited. 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Books by Daisy Meadows". Amazon UK. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Magical Animal Friends". 
  7. ^ "The Answerstudio". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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