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Tales of the Mushroom Folk

September 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    14th September 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507529
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 11.7" x 9.5"

It's early spring and the mushroom folk are emerging into the bright sunshine. Meet the mischievous Fly Agaric Toadstools, the playful Porcini Mushrooms, the sleepy Slippery Jacks and the regal Button Mushrooms in this delightful picture book full of whimsy and vintage charm.

As the seasons turn, readers are introduced to the different mushroom families and learn what makes them special through a series of charming tales.

This is a gorgeous new edition of the classic picture book which was first published in 1909. Swedish artist Signe Aspelin’s delightful illustrations are reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers with their imagination, liveliness, and celebration of nature.

(Ages 4–7 years)

“Tales of the Mushroom Folk is a wonderful choice for readers hoping to learn about mushrooms in a lighthearted manner.” —New York Botanical Garden

“This book was first published in 1909! It is a rather stunning introduction to different kinds of mushrooms that includes the kind of folks who represent these mushrooms and what they do during the day. The illustrations are wonderfully done and the book is nothing short of fascinating.” —Youth Services Book Review

“Illustrated in a classic style reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers, Tales of the Mushroom Folk is a lovely picture book filled with natural detail of the woods and meadows where the mushroom folk live. Enthusiastically recommended, "Tales of the Mushroom Folk" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children.” —Midwest Book Review, Jan. 2017

“Tales of the Mushroom Folk provides a fun story of Stinkhorns, Button Mushrooms, and more, and comes from a Swedish book illustrator who designed books from 1881 to 1961. Full-page, gorgeous intricate color drawings a story of the Brain Mushroom family who lives deep in a forest. The beautiful saga of different mushroom folk and their environments and interactions makes for a fun story that all ages will appreciate - especially adults who choose it for read-aloud because of its whimsical characters and Victorian-looking fantasy drawings.” —Midwest Book Review, Feb. 2017

Signe Aspelin

Signe Aspelin (1881–1961) was a Swedish children's book illustrator and textile designer. Her illustrations were also used for popular Swedish greeting postcards.