Mischief in the Mushroom Patch
Publisher : Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC
Description

Where do fairies get their magical fairy dust? After leaving the mushroom patch without permission, two mischievous fairies find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Boris, with a broken ankle and a bent wing, is unable to walk or fly, and Lilly must devise a plan to escort him safely back to the mushroom patch. As with all actions, there are consequences! Lilly and Boris have broken colony rules and wasted precious fairy dust. Sentenced to work in the dust factory, the two learn a valuable lesson about the production of fairy dust, but can they survive the foreman?



The Story Behind This Book
I wrote this book for my mom because she loved fairies. Though she never saw it in print, she knew the ending. She would have loved Lilly, Boris and Jack. That their story continues would certainly have made her smile. Enjoy. Amanda M. Thrasher


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Talent, May 4, 2011
This review is from: Mischief in the Mushroom Patch (Paperback)
I acquired these books for my two very young nieces, ages 2 and 3, neither of which are known for sitting still for very long. However, when I started reading aloud, they were mesmerized. My voice gave out before they would allow me to stop reading. These are wonderful books from a very talented writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Story!, February 2, 2012
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A charming and whimsical tale about fairies and their mushroom patch home,"Mischief in the Mushroom Patch" will spark the imaginations of young readers. The story opens with two young fairies, Lilly and Boris, breaking Mushroom Colony rules, and both of them land in serious trouble. After their rescue, Lilly and Boris are in more trouble for disobeying rules and are punished by Mushroom Colony elders. Their punishment includes working in the fairy dust factory for a few days. As the two fairies try to learn the ropes of their important jobs, they work together, and their strong friendship is evident.

Though mischievous, Lilly and Boris are good hearted, and their punishment turns into a wonderful learning experience. This delightful book is not only fun to read, but it is a story that teaches the value of friendship, responsibility, and learning from our mistakes. My daughter, who is enchanted by magical books, loved this book and is excited about reading the second book in Ms. Thrasher's series, "A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch".
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fairy Tale Classic!, January 21, 2011
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I feel this book is destined to be a children's classic because of author, Amanda Thrasher's substantial gift for resolving any situation with courage and kindness. When their boundless sense of adventure lands Lilly and Boris in big trouble, it becomes a lesson for us all in the rewards of selfless valor. Subsequently, their very real fear of the consequences of their mischief, by their own attitudes of accepting responsibility, is transormed into a magical period in their young lives they will remember fondly always.
Having worked in a rock quarry in my younger days, I am impressed with Ms. Thrasher's detail in describing the process of producing the fairy dust. I wonder if what I helped produce back then actually sparkled and I just never took time to notice it. I eagerly look forward to reading the next in the series of adventures in the mushroom patch! John Beavin, author: The Parable of the Stars The Parable Of The Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best use of imagination, November 7, 2010
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The other reviewers did a great job of giving you the essence of the story, so I won't repeat it. I wanted to second the sentiment: It's delightful to engage in the use of imagination without violence, without guns blazing. Even better the characters have traits that other children can relate to. The book is real in it's lessons and vivid in it's use of imagination. A big plus-the adult reading it will enjoy the story too! I remember years ago wanting to poke my eye out at another smurf story! I can guarantee that won't happen with Mischief!
I know my son and I will keep re-reading the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful and whimsical story of young fairies, October 10, 2010
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In this delightful story of the adventures of Lily, Boris and Jack, we view the world as only the young or young at heart can do. Amanda M. Thrasher captures the true innocence and sweetness one would imagine of fairies in her depiction of the lives and work of both the youngest and elder fairies in this book. In a world where our children are sheltered from learning responsibility for their actions and forget how good it feels to be nice, Amanda M. Thrasher gives us back those qualities. I highly recommend this book for children of all ages and those adults that just want to recapture that innocence lost in our hectic and stressful lives. Whether you read it alone or to your children it is a book to be enjoyed again and again.
Highly Recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Story with Magical Fairy Dust, September 27, 2010
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"Mischief in the Mushroom Patch" by Amanda M. Thrasher is a delight from start to finish. Three adorable little fairies go from one charming escapade to another, sprinkling the reader with fairy-dust and making young hearts happy. Enjoy the adventures of little Lilly and her friends Boris and Jack, as they learn lessons about friendship and responsibility...and also discover a lot about the production of fairy-dust! I am eagerly anticipating the sequel!!
Reviewed by Sherrill S. Cannon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Fantasy, August 13, 2010
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Children's author Amanda M. Thrasher has crafted the story of Boris and Lily. Boris and Lily aren't your typical children - they are fairies in training. But like most small children, Boris and Lilly are definitely mischievous.
In Mischief in the Mushroom Patch, Boris and Lilly find themselves in a world of trouble as they venture out of the mushroom patch against fairy rules. When children misbehave they must face the consequences and that's exactly what happens to Boris and Lilly. Mademoiselle Francesca sentences the two mischievous fairlings to the dusting factory where they will assist the dust fairies.
During their tenure, Boris and Lilly learn the importance of following rules and the hastiness of waste. In addition to a valuable lesson learned, the small fairlings are enamored with the production of fairy dust and its uses.
Amanda M. Thrasher makes Mischief in the Mushroom Patch easy to read for even the smallest of children but keeps the interest of even the eldest. I found these fairies, although, amusingly mischievous, to be the most polite of children I've ever read about. .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mischief in the Mushroom Patch, July 26, 2010
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This is a wonderful book! What a great book for all ages. My grand kids loved this book as well as my 4-H club. We just came home from 4-H fair. Each evening at fair, I read a chapter of this book to our kids. It was so much fun. We can't wait to see what Boris, Lilly and Jack are up to in the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!!, June 18, 2010
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This is a terrific book for kids of any age. Fun and entertaining while teaching a very important life lesson. My children and I looked forward to reading it as part of our bed time routine. We loved it!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!, December 18, 2009
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K Anderson "-Kathy" (FORT WORTH, TEXAS USA) - See all my reviews
 

This is a lovely story. We see our little mischievious characters learn why they have rules and what can happen when the rules get broken, while keeping it real. This story is told in such a loving and inspiring way. This is overall a feel-good book, certainly instilling caring and good values. The story adds wonderment and wonderful descriptive details to spark imagination. I'm certain this will be a new favorite for my special youngster. (I loved it too....)

 


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Amanda M. Thrasher
Born in England, moved to Fort Worth, Texas, as a teen and reside there still. I'm the Author of the 'The Mischief Series' 'Mischief in the Mushroom Patch' and 'A Fairy Match in th More...
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