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Dec 16 2019

Rainbow Magic: Camilla the Christmas Present Fairy by Daisy Meadows

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Orchard Books, 2019. ISBN: 9781408352465. 155pp., pbk.
Best friends Kirsty and Rachel are very excited to give each other their Christmas presents! But when Jack Frost steals Camilla the Christmas Present Fairy's magical objects, the magic of giving is in danger. Can the girls help get Camilla's items back and save Christmas for both the human and fairy worlds?
The Rainbow Fairies have been delighting young girls who are newly independent readers since 2003 with 254 fairies published and 11 yet to come. The series follows the lives of Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker and their magical adventures with their fairy friends, Queen Titania, Queen of the fairies, King Oberon, King of the fairies and Jack Frost, who is the enemy of the fairies and his servants, the Goblins. With all the elements of fantasy that young girls love, the series has remained popular for 16 years so if you have someone ready to make the transition to novels this could be the one to start them. This new release features three stories, each with short chapters and illustrations to support the reader and with so many others in the series to move on to, it is perfect for managing this new step of the reading journey. There is also an online site so that there is much more to explore and engage in to enrich their experience, as well as suggestions for other series that will broaden their reading horizons.
Barbara Braxton

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