The Mushroom Man: 30th Anniversary Edition

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The Mushroom Man is a quaint old fellow who works in a dark, windowless building harvesting mushrooms. When he’s not there, he’s occasionally seen walking or sitting on a park bench. The children nearby taunt him with their demeaning songs, and though loneliness steals his soul every now and then, he’s relatively content with his simple, solitary life. It’s only after he finds companionship with unlikely creatures that he realizes how truly alone he was, and though one of his furry friends is distrustful of humans, they become the closest of pals. The Mushroom Man’s heart sings with happiness.

This Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of a story that’s been told for decades is captivating and touching. The Mushroom Man is such an ordinary man who discovers contentment in things many find boredom. Though he learns, giving love and being loved by others is essential. Youth and adults alike will find this relatable, and the detailed, unique illustrations eye-catching. However, some really little ones may find it a bit laborious. Older youth, specifically those ages seven to eleven, will likely appreciate the sweetness and ingenuity of it.

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Author Ethel Pochocki, Barry Moser
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 36 pages
Publisher Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date 05-Sep-2023
ISBN 9781958394311 Buy this Book
Issue November 2023
Category Children's