Ruby the Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #1)

Ruby the Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #1)

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by Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
     
 

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The seven Rainbow Fairies are missing! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each RAINBOW MAGIC book. Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland!

Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far…  See more details below

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The seven Rainbow Fairies are missing! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each RAINBOW MAGIC book. Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland!

Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

Rachel and Kirsty discover Ruby the Red Fairy in the pot at the end of the rainbow. Can they help find the rest of her Rainbow sisters . . . before it's too late?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The English have a long history with fairies, from ancient times to Shakespeare's Titania and Oberon, to Victorian's obsession with fairies, Barrie's Tinker Bell and Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies. British author Meadows has established quite an industry of fairy books (Weather, Jewel, Fashion, Holiday). The "Rainbow Magic" series introduces the seven Rainbow Fairies, one for each color, with a simple story line and a plot borrowed from the (French) fairies of "Sleeping Beauty." Because he was not invited to a ball, Jack Frost has put a curse on Fairyland, robbing it of all color and banishing the Rainbow Fairies forever. Like the ballet's Lilac Fairy, Queen Titania mitigates the curse by dispatching the fairy sisters to earth's Rainspell Island until they can find a way to return. Rachel and Kirsty just happen to be vacationing on the island, where they discover Ruby and vow to help her find the other six so color can be restored to Fairyland; that is all for this first book. One might wish the ending were not such a blatant pitch for the next story in the series. The American edition changes the names of two fairies, but Ruby remains much the same (note her resemblance to Barker's poppy fairy, who wears a similar scarlet silk dress). These little creatures, with their preteen fashions and a pleasant but undemanding storyline, will probably appeal to young readers with a taste for pretty magic, but they are much too tame and derivative to summon up any real mystery or wonder. 2003, Little Apple/Scholastic, Ages 7 to 9.
—Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545307833
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Rainbow Magic Series , #1
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
209,063
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Daisy Meadows has written over one hundred books for children. Her RAINBOW MAGIC series is a New York Times bestseller!

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Ruby the Red Fairy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my 6 year old daughter loves these books! all her friends are addicted to the fairy books and pretend play faires all the time.
Mom-and-Me More than 1 year ago
One of our favorite series - starting with the color fairies and reading on and on and on. Each book has a unique plot and the same favorite characters. For early chapter book readers it has enough appeal to hold the attention of a 1st or 2nd grader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old daughter and 5 year old son love the rainbow fairies books. We have done the seven rainbow fairies and have just started the weather fairies 'looking forward to the party fairies next.' Would be great if they were available in audio tapes for the car!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great series that has intrigued both my 2nd grader and my 4th grader who usually reads series like Harry Potter and Warriors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a bit to slow at the begging but then it got much better it was great from then on.The action was my favoute bit of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love rainbow magic series alot! This book is very magical, you should really get this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read these books when i was in first grade and i thought they were the best books ever! Grate for young girls and easy to read and comprehend these books will make even the most reluctant young reader want to read them all! I did (at least all of the ones that were made between my 1&2 grade years)! They were probibly the only books that i really wanted to read back then! I can't believe that i found and remembered this book! Crazy! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book hoping for a series both my daughters would enjoy. In terms of reading level, it was an excellent fit. It was a slight challenge for the youngest, but she enjoyed the story enough to complete it. It was a simple read for the eldest, but she compensated by reading through every other book of the Rainbow series that was available through our local library. We'll be coming into the store soon to buy the books the local library didn't have so that we know what happened to Kirsty & Rachel, and to see what the other fairy series are like. I'm also hoping a paper doll book of the various fairies will be produced someday since I and my daughters enjoyed the various fairies' styles.I do think this book missed a teachable moment, though. The crisis in the story is created by a moment of forgetfulness & neglect on the part of the rainbow fairies. Jack Frost's reaction is certainly too extreme, but I wish the author had taken the opportunity to teach the value of a sincere apology by having the fairies apologize to Jack Frost. Kids are well served, I think, when they see honest, authentic & sincere apologies given & forgiveness granted, and it's also worth teaching that there's rarely only one side of a disagreement at fault. It didn't need to be anything preachy or involved, just something along the lines of "We're so sorry we forgot your invitation. We never intended to make you feel left out. Please forgive us for our mistake."Just my 2 cents' worth!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an adventure book. Two girls are trying to find a fairy called Ruby.The book is suitable for 8 year olds to 10 year olds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I'm 14.I have almost all of the rainbow magic books.I have all special editions,I have all the pet fairys,all the jewl fairys,all the music fairys,and almost all the rainbow fairys.There ate more.Thete are,like,10,000 other raibow magic books!(ok so Im exagerating a bit but so what?Its my review prople!live with it)Anyway,this is a good book.I reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves these books! She started liking them at about 4 1/2 and still likes them a year later.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Given as a birthday gift for my 7 year-old granddaughter, but the almost 5 year-old wanted her own copy, too. (I gave her another book in the series just two weeks later when she turned 5, and that made her very happy and feel very grown up.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 6 and loves to read, she read all of the books in this series in 1 week and can't wait to get more! What a great beginning chapter book series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This siries is amazing! I started it at 8 and I still read it at 11! :•D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book so much. Get the book now. I know you will like this book too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a fairy story and its very good book.I like the part when the girls rescued Ruby.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter received 'Ruby' as a birthday gift and was so hoping for more (which were not yet available in the US). She loves the 'Rainbow Magic' series and has added 'Amber' to her collection. She is so looking forward to the next releases in the series.
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