Tales of the Mushroom Folk

Signe Aspelin; Translated by Polly Lawson

Price:
£10.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Charming little tales introducing different mushroom families
  • Shares the unique characteristics of the different mushrooms and where they live
  • Classic illustration style reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers

Meet the mushroom folk with their different homes and characteristics in this classic-style picture book reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers.

Format:
hardback
Size:
216 x 295 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782503347
Publication date:
15 Sep 2016

Description

The mushroom folk are waking up from their winter sleep and emerging into the sunshine. Each family has its own characteristics and we get to know them well in these charming little tales.

Meet the golden Coral Mushrooms, the bumpy Brain Mushrooms, the pale Parasol Mushrooms, the fat Puffballs, the stinky Stinkhorns and the regal Button Mushrooms.

Illustrated in a classic style reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers, this is a lovely picture book filled with natural detail of the woods and meadows where the mushroom folk live.

Reviews

'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, January 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 1881-1961. 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, February 2017

Author

Signe Aspelin (1881-1961) was a Swedish children's book illustrator and textile designer. Her illustrations were popularly used on Swedish greetings postcards.

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