This fifth fantasy book in the "Rainbow Magic" series by Daisy Meadows is published by Scholastic, Inc.
Sky the Blue Fairy is written for kids ages 6 to 9. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.
As Rachel and Kristy vacation with their families on Rainspell Island, they discover a magical secret. Jack Frost, an evil villain, has cast a spell that has hidden the seven rainbow fairies of Fairyland on Rainspell Island. Until they're all found, Fairyland will remain colorless. Rachel and Kristy, having found four of the fairies in previous books, now save Sky the Blue Fairy from Jack Frost's goblins. Because Sky is weak, the girls return her to her sisters who perform a healing spell. The girls then set off to find the two remaining fairies before their vacation ends.
Kristy and Rachel are on the beach with their moms in the first few pages. Their mothers urge the girls to be careful on the slippery rocks. When the girls request a picnic lunch (largely to distract their moms so the girls can continue their fairy hunt), the mothers return to the cottage to prepare the meal. As they leave, they ask the girls to stay out of the water until they return. The narrator mentions the king and queen of Fairyland. Though they don't appear in this book, readers learn the king and queen gave the girls magic bags to help them battle Jack Frost.
The books in this series revolve around fairies, spells, talking animals and a sorcerer named Jack Frost, who leads an army of mischievous goblins. When the fairy sisters successfully perform a healing spell on Sky, they cheer "Hooray for Rainbow Magic!" Readers also learn that Rachel is no longer afraid of the goblin creatures because she now has the fairy magic to help her fight them.
If your children have read this book or someone has read it to them, consider these discussion topics:
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