Usborne Books and Authors Aloud UK are delighted to invite you to join author Laura Ellen Anderson for an online evening of conversation and to celebrate publication of her wonderful new

book Rainbow Grey. A first chapter sampler is attached to this email to give you a flavour of the book. Rainbow or weather themed clothing or accessories optional 😊

The event will take place on Tuesday  25th May 7 – 8 pm  on Zoom

Please register to attend here:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the link to join on the night

Signed bookplated copies of the books can be order from H & H Spalding books  Price:  £8.50 including postage and packing.   

About the Event

Grab yourself drizzle-pickle sandwich or a lightning scone with skyberry jam and get ready to meet an extraordinary cast of new characters from the imagination of Amelia Fang creator Laura Ellen-Anderson! In conversation with Annie Everall, Laura will give attendees an exclusive peek inside her sketchbooks with the early ideas for Rainbow Grey. And anyone who wants to can join in with a draw-along of adorable cloud-cat Nim, led by Laura!


About the Book

“As bright, brilliant and beautiful as a rainbow itself.”
Jamie Littler, author of Frostheart

Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical kingdom of Celestia in The Weatherlands, high in the sky! On Cloud Nine to be exact, which really does have a silver lining. Her mum, Cloudia Grey, is always having to fix it after Ray and her adorable (but prone-to-exploding) cloud cat, Nim, keep getting entangled in the threads. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips which they use to keep the Earth safe and balanced. But poor Ray doesn't have ANY magic! Never one to give up, Ray decides to be an Earth Explorer instead and follow in the footsteps of her hero, adventurer La Blaze Delight. Then, after a forbidden trip to Earth on the back of the flying Nim, Ray’s life changes forever. She is transformed from Ray Grey into RAINBOW GREY! With the help of her best friends, Snowden Everfreeze and Droplett Dewbells (and Nim), Ray must learn to master her incredible powers AND save the world from the ultimate storm …

Rainbow Grey is bursting with Laura’s inventive imaginings and dynamic black and white illustrations. Would you like to puddleport? Or try a Rumblebun from the Rising Bun Bakery? They’re all waiting for you in this thrilling new adventure series!

About the Author

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, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. The best-selling AMELIA FANG series, which has sold over 180,000 copies, and sold in 21 languages, was her first as author-illustrator.

“The perfect mix of funny, foul and fearful” – The Metro

“Brilliantly imagined...laugh-out-loud funny” – Sunday Express

“An instant hit thanks to its richly imagined Tim Burton-esque world, pun-laden humour and lively illustrations” – The Bookseller

You can follow Laura on: Twitter @Lillustrator Instagram @laura_ellen_anderson