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Illustrated ByJessica Secheret
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Publication date13th June 2012
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Running From The Rainbow
Written by: Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by: Jessica Secheret
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Selected by Julia Eccleshare
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. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers. 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.
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SynopsisRunning 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.
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 grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she learnt to walk at an angle of 45 degrees against the biting north wind. Her hobbies were drawing, keeping scrapbooks, writing short stories and wearing thermal underwear (except for the three days in summer when it was warm). Her primary-school teacher, Miss Thompson, once told Karen that she should be an author when she grew up. Karen thinks Miss Thompson was only trying to be nice, but is very, very glad she turned out to be right.
As an adult, Karen studied graphic design and communication, before landing a job as a trainee magazine journalist at a Scottish publisher. A few years later, she packed up all her worldly possessions and cat, Cecy, and headed to London for a job with teen magazine Just 17. She worked for several other magazines - including Sugar - before she thought about trying to write a book. She still lives in London, writing books for a living (hurray!), surrounded by cats as well as a husband, who likes to type silly lines into her stories when she's not looking. Karen and her husband have a lovely little daughter called Milly, who thinks her mum's job is to make Playdough cookies.
As an artist, Karen is the author of the best-selling Ally's World series, as well as the Stella Etc. books and Marshmallow Magic and the Wild Rose Rouge. She's also written several books for older teens, including My Funny Valentine and In Sarah's Shadow. Karen loves writing and her fattest cat, Bysshe, loves to watch her writing. The only problem is, he likes to get right up close, and often the keyboard disappears under folds of ginger fur as Bysshe settles himself down for a purr and a stare.
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