Running from the Rainbow by Karen Mccombie

Running from the Rainbow

Written by Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by Jessica Secheret

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   

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Interest age 9-12, Reading age 8+. A fun, sweet story of a girl building confidence and making friends when she moves to a new school. Starting a new school is torment for shy Rosie. The only way she can make it better is to make several things are kept Secret! The first is her real name, the second is that her mom is a new teacher and the third is that her dad is a dog walker… How Rosie’s secrets are uncovered and how she learns to live with the truth will touch a chord with anyone trying to give themselves a new image – and get over their shyness.

Heartfelt drama, perfect for tweens. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Running from the Rainbow by Karen Mccombie

Rosie Roberts has a secret. So when she moves to a new school, she's desperate not to draw too much attention to herself. But things aren't so easy when your Mum is the popular new teacher everyone is talking about...Heartfelt drama, perfect for tweens.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

From the top author of Candy Girl and the Ally's World series. You can see Karen reading from the book in this video:

About the Author

Karen Mccombie

Karen McCombie has written over 80 books full of endearing characters and quirky humour; her series Ally’s World has sold over 200,000 copies. Born in Scotland, Karen now lives in north London. Karen loves her job, but is a complete fidget. She regularly packs up her laptop and leaves Office Number 1 (her weeny back bedroom) and has a brisk walk to Office Number 2 (the local garden centre café). Read more about the author here.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 10 years


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Publication date

15th June 2015




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