Publication Date: 01/02/2024 ISBN: 9780008591335 Category: Tag:

Marnie Midnight and the Moon Mystery

Laura Ellen Anderson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 01/02/2024 ISBN: 9780008591335 Category: Tag:
Paperback / Softback



Mr B's review

From the creator of Amelia Fang comes your new favourite group of bug friends, in their first year at Mini Beast Academy! Marnie Moth is obsessed with the moon and can’t wait to learn more about her favourite topic at school. However, Mr Atlas, the oldest, meanest teacher at school, can’t stand any talk of the moon and threatens expulsion to anyone who discusses the topic.

Marnie and her new friends know that something funny is going on, and they are determined to discover the truth!

This new story from Laura Ellen Anderson has absolutely charmed my imagination from mentions of the pipe that the ‘mythed’ incy wincy spider crawled up to the famous restaurant called ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ owned by Eric, the clever wit of this story is wonderful, paired perfectly with Anderson’s trademark gorgeous illustrations! I can’t wait for Marnie and her friend’s next adventure at Mini Beast Academy. – Hannah


A magical illustrated new young fiction series for children aged 7-9 from best-selling author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson!

Meet Marnie Midnight – a little moth with BIG dreams!

Marnie Midnight is SO excited to be starting at Minibeast Academy. She adores everything about the moon and she can’t wait to learn about its magic. But Marnie soon discovers that nobody believes in moon magic anymore!

Marnie is determined to get to the bottom of this moon mystery. The little moth and her minibeast friends explore far and wide in their search for the truth. But will they survive a run-in with a rebellious rat or an out-of-this-world trip with the terrifying Early Bird . . . ? One thing is for sure, Marnie is a little bug having a BIG Adventure!

Publisher Review

Reviews for Rainbow Grey:

“Laura Ellen Anderson must be one of the brightest rainbows in kidlit. Rainbow Grey is bursting with colour, kindness and heart – just like her creator. An utter joy from start to finish.”

Maz Evans

“Sparkling new series with a rip-roaring, colour-infused tale of bravery, storm-filled action, kindness and warm-hearted friendships.” Lancashire Post

“A lively story with a fully imagined alternative world, an entertaining collection of characters and a brave heroine.”
Books for Keeps

“A fabulously fun read for newly independent readers.”
Miss Cleveland is Reading, school librarian and book blogger

“Packed full of action and excitement from the first page all the way through to the last.” The Teacher Bookworm, teacher and book blogger

“Rainbow Grey is funny and smart” Books for Topics

“A true delight” Irish Sunday Independent

“Ray is a glorious combination of confidence, determination and colour that children will admire” Bonkers About Books

“The plot keeps readers reading right to the end, as we see main character Ray finding her inner power (as a Rainbow Weatherling), discovering her own identity and overcoming challenges” What I Read, teacher and book blogger

“The perfect mix of adventure and peril, Laura has created the most sublime and wondrous world which she brings to life through her marvellous illustrations.” Book Lover Jo, school librarian and book blogger

“Perfect for readers transitioning to longer-chapter books.”
– Sunday Business Post

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