* I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion*
Do you remember watching the colorful, vibrant, and ever-interactive FernGully movies starring Crysta, a curious cute fariy living in the beautiful Australian rainforests?
Fran Morris’ Mushroom Gully immediately put me right back into the world of fairies and magic and I was taken away by the instant nostalgia (in a good way!).
Mushroom Gully follows the adventures of title characters Jemma, a beautiful, kind, adventurous fairy, and her firefly buddy, Nat, who is equally as adventurous though also has a witty, humorous side.
The illustrations, by Corey Wolfe, also take on a life completely their own. What I loved most about them was the stunning intertwining of real life photographs with hand-drawn illustrations. It’s an original idea, though I have yet to see it done as beautifully as it was in Mushroom Gully.
I believe that kids, especially ages 3-7, would really have a blast reading and following along on Jemma and Nat’s adventures through their Australian rainforest home.
The pictures that accompany the interesting story are a delight to look at, and I can imagine that parents would equally love reading this story to their kids.
I’m not sure if the author is going to make this a book series, (though it sounds like it is going to be) however, I know I will for sure keep picking them up if she decides to do so. (Hopefully with Corey Wolfe still included!).
If you’re looking for a children’s novel that will stir up your child’s imaginative senses, keep them enthralled, and won’t annoy you on ends to reread over and over again, consider checking out Mushroom Gully!
Similar Magical Reads:
- The Fairiest Fairy by Anne Booth
- Clara the Cookie Fairy by Make Believe Ideas
- Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale by Rosanne Cash
- The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews
- The Dreamtime Fairies by Jane Simmons
Check out Fran’s website here!
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