Tales of the Mushroom Folk by Signe Aspelin

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It's early spring and the mushroom folk are emerging into the bright sunshine. Meet the mischievous Fly Agaric Toadstools, the sleepy Slippery Jacks, the playful Porcini Mushrooms 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 Apelin's delightful illustrations are reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers with their imagination, liveliness and celebration of nature.


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

'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

'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

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

ages: 4-7

Floris Books

Pub Date: September 07, 2021

0.8" H x 12.2" L x 9.9" W 

32 pages