Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn’t have ANY magic!
Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. She is transformed from Ray Grey into RAINBOW GREY! With the help of her best friends (and exploding cloud cat, Nim) now all Ray has to do is master her powers AND save the world from a mysterious, powerful enemy . . .
Rainbow Grey is the first book in a magical new series from Amelia Fang creator Laura Ellen Anderson.
I’m very pleased to welcome Laura Ellen Anderson to Scope for Imagination as she tells us all about Nim’s favoutite literary cats!
Nim’s Favourite Literary Cats
Tabby (from ‘The Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy)
I love that Tabby is different to all the other cats at Cackle’s Academy, just like Mildred Hubble. He doesn’t fit the mould and is often getting Mildred into trouble – not to mention the fact he HATES flying. But his charming differences makes him stand out from the rest, and a perfectly loveable loyal companion. I think Tabby would make good friends with Nim and I think Ray would fall in love with Tabby too!
Mogget (from ‘Sabriel’ by Garth Nix)
Mogget is such a witty and sarcastic character. I looked forward to reading his dialogue throughout the book, and he always brought a glimmer of light to a dark situation! Not to mention how monstrous he is when unleashed from his bound cat-form! I’m not sure if Mogget would get on too well with Nim though… Mogget is far too sophisticated for such explosive felines. And I’m not entirely sure I’d trust a demon-turned-cat around the lovely Nim anyway!
Jiji (from ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ written by Eiko Kadono)
Jiji not only looks cute, he is a great cat companion for young Kiki who is training to be a witch. Jiji is funny, charming and loyal. Jiji would most likely give Nim some advice then get on with his own thing.
Tim (from ‘Tim Turns Green’ written by Sheila K. McCullagh, illustrated by Sheila Smith)
I loved this book as a child. Tim the cat discovers a jar of green sugarmice, and when he eats them, Tim turns green himself! I dare say Nim would also eat ALL the sugarmice and turn green, before inevitably exploding. Tim and Nim would make a rather silly pair and a great spin-off book!
27 May, paperback, £6.99, Farshore, 7+ readers
About Laura Ellen Anderson:
When she’s not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children’s book author and illustrator. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, an obsession that began in childhood, at home in Essex, and was encouraged by her artist mother and printer father. Laura loved creating fan art – she used to draw and model favourite TV and film characters, starting with Disney characters and then moving on to Tim Burton in her teens and now Studio Ghibli and favourite TV shows.
The best-selling Amelia Fang series, which has sold over 180,000 copies, and sold in 21 languages, was her first as author-illustrator. Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang was published as a £1 World Book Day title in March 2020 and the final book in the series followed in October of the same year.
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