Rainbow Magic

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Rainbow Magic books
Original title Rainbow Magic Books
Illustrator Georgie Ripper (2003-2006), Orchard Books (2007-present) (UK)
Cover artist Georgie Ripper (2003-2006), Orchard Books (2007-present) (UK)
Country United Kingdom & United States
Language English
Genre Children's Literature
Publisher Little Apple
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)

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 pseudonym Daisy Meadows and illustrated by Georgie Ripper in some books and uncredited illustrators including Alison Winfield 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 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 and lives in Tippington Town
  • Kirsty Tate, Best Friend of Rachel Walker and the Fairies and lives in Wetherbury Village
  • Jack Frost, Enemy of the fairies and lives in his Ice Castle
  • 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
  • Various fairies, friends of Rachel and Kirsty
  • Magical animals/pets


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

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


Over 200 Rainbow Magic books have been published since 2003. Each series includes 7 books focused on a central theme.[5][6] A book series called Magical Animal Friends has been started that was 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" were released on the same date with the release of The School Days Fairies. Many more books of Magic Animal Friends such as Sophie Flufftail, Emily Prickleback, Ruby Fuzzybrush and Rosie Gigglepip were released on the 5th of April 2015.[7]

Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island[edit]

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. 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. ^ Dugdale, John (2011-02-18). "The most borrowed library books of 2010". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Rainbow Magic Book Series". Rainbow Magic Limited. 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Books by Daisy Meadows". Amazon UK. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Magical Animal Friends". 

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