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The Magic Rainbow-bookcover

By: Roy Walters

The Magic Rainbow

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This is a fascinating story of a chameleon (pronounced Cameelion) called Marmalade. He was one of these little greyish-coloured lizards found in Asia, Madagascar and other parts of the world. Most of all, throughout Africa, they are usually six to twelve centimetre long, and their most famous characteristic, without any doubt, is their ability to change colour according to circumstances. This is a very valuable form of protective colouring, and is mainly divided into two aspects – that is to say when they are surrounded by green, they change to green. When they are surrounded by brown foliage, their colour in a similar way takes on a brown hue. Some are multi-coloured. Marmalade is an unhappy little chameleon because he cannot change colour like his many brothers and sisters and the rest of his family. This is Marmalade’s story. He bravely sets out on a journey to see if he can find a solution to this handicap, and tells of the many dangers he faces and overcomes, and the adventures he has in meeting new friends, each and all of them helping him along the way. It is a journey of courage and determination and eventual success.

Roy Walters was born in England and lived most of his life in South Africa and more especially, in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

His maternal grandmother was Fannie Eden who wrote many well-known short stories with a moral for the Horner Publishing House in Paternostor Row in London during the late 1800s and early 1900s generally known as the Victorian Era. These stories achieved much acclaim and wide renown as Horner’s Penny Stories and were sold by newspaper vendors on London streets in those years. The cry was: Extra! Extra! Read all about it with a penny worth of Horner!


He had a vivid imagination and loved the English language and he loved writing.

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