Rainbow Magic

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Rainbow Magic
The current Rainbow Magic logo

AuthorDaisy Meadows
IllustratorGeorgie Ripper (2003—07)
Orchard Books illustrators (2008-present)
Cover artistGeorgie Ripper (2003—07)
Orchard Books illustrators (2008-present)
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreChildren's literature
PublisherOrchard Books
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback) and eBook editions

Rainbow Magic is a British 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 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 and 2011.[3][4]

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

The books are usually six chapters long and are grouped in sets based on a theme, such as 'The Sporty Fairies' and 'The Jewel Fairies'.


Main characters[edit]

  • Rachel Walker - friendly, caring and creative. She sometimes feels sorry for Jack Frost because he doesn't have friends.
  • 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 - rude, greedy and not very nice. 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 have hooked noses and green skin. 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.
  • Lucy Longwhishers - Rabbit who lives in the Friendship Forest.
  • 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 and Illustrators[edit]

The Rainbow Magic books are written and illustrated by a number of authors and illustrators who are:

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


Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island[edit]

Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island
Directed byHiroshi Kawamata
Produced byJo Aslett
Written byDale Schott
Based onThe Rainbow Fairies
by Daisy Meadows
StarringLucy Delaiche
Grace Vance
David Holt
Teresa Gallagher
Music bySacha Puttnam
The Answer Studio
HIT Entertainment
Release date
7 May 2010
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island is a straight to video anime movie that was first released in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2010.[5] 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.


  1. ^ "Working Partners Ltd".
  2. ^ "Hit Entertainment - Our Brands - Rainbow Magic". Hit Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
  3. ^ "Children's Writers Ride High in PLR's Most Borrowed Authors List" (PDF) (Press release). Public Lending Right. February 3, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Dugdale, John (2011-02-18). "The most borrowed library books of 2010". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
  5. ^ "RAINBOW MAGIC - RETURN TO RAINSPELL ISLAND | British Board of Film Classification". www.bbfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-08.

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