Mushroom Fan Club
BY: Elise Gravel
Appeared on Best of 2018 lists from Quill & Quire and the Globe and Mail !
Although the fungi are anthropomorphized with cartoon eyes and goofy grins, the research behind the book is real." - The Globe & Mail 100 Best Books of 2018
"Gravel turns adventures in mushroom hunting into scintillating reading material." - Quill & Quire Best Kids' Books of 2018
Elise Gravel is back with a whimsical look at one of her family's most beloved pastimes: mushroom hunting! Combining her love of exploring nature with her talent for anthropomorphizing everything, she takes us on a magical tour of the forest floor and examines a handful of her favorite alien specimens up close. While the beautiful coral mushroom looks like it belongs under the sea, the peculiar Lactarius indigo may be better suited for outer space. From the fun-to-stomp puffballs to the prince of the stinkers - the stinkhorn mushroom - and the musically inclined chanterelles, Gravel shares her knowledge of this fascinating kingdom by bringing each species to life in full felt-tip-marker glory.