Stranger In The Mushroom Patch – #NewRelease @AmandaMThrasher #Review #Giveaway @LoneStarLit #TheMischiefSeries @PRPpress

I am delighted to share a new book from my longtime friend, Amanda Thrasher! This entire series is a pure joy to read!

Mischief in the Mushroom Patch
A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch
Spider Web Scramble
Stranger in the Mushroom Patch
Chapter Book / Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 2ND-4TH Grade
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
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Mischief in the Mushroom Patch, 2/2013, 146 pgs


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?
A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch, 2/2013, 162 pgs
Lilly, Boris, and Jack are back! The three friends are together again in this newest addition to the Mischief Series. A natural disaster has taken the elders by surprise, and the scientists are unprepared. Damage to the colony is inevitable! Can the Master Engineers devise a plan to save the colony before they lose their home? The fairies’ Kick-a-Berry Match has been postponed as well, and the fairies must find new ways to entertain themselves until the pitch dries up. Along the way, they make a new friend named Pearle, and though she cannot walk, she can fly with ease. Valuable lessons about friendship, teamwork, and perseverance will be learned as the fairies embark on their newest adventure.
Spider Web Scramble, 2/2016, 170 pgs
Every third year, on the fifth full moon, the Mushroom Patch holds a magical Spider Web Scramble. Excitement buzzes through the forest as the fairies prepare to scramble the magical webs in order to complete the course. As a special treat, the elders disclose that the stars will be coming down to join in and play. A wish will be granted for the fairies who are pure of heart and manage to beat the clock, locating the star that has their name etched on it. With the no-fly rule in place, teamwork is the only way Pearle can complete the course. But little do they know that possible danger is in their midst. Will the magical spider web scramble be postponed? Will the stars grant Lilly, Boris, and Jack their wishes? Find out in this delightful magical adventure.
Stranger in the Mushroom Patch, 2/15/22, 212 pages
Gold Recipient of The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA)
Lilly, Boris, and Jack Are Back! Get Ready for a Human Attack!
Who knew a slimy moss bomb war between friends would lead to an adventure of a lifetime! From strategizing with the elders for their playful battle to, of all things, escaping the clutches of a human! It doesn’t take long to learn the fairies shockingly have more in common with the child than they ever could have imagined. Broderick, everyone’s favorite spider, provides the goodies, and Lilly supplies the fairy songs and games. Filled with twists and turns, adventure, and fun, find out if the fairies and the elders can help the stranger reunite with her family. Or will there be a human attack?!

Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas, and resides there still. She’s an award-winning author of Young Adult, General Fiction, Middle Grade, Early Reader Chapter, and Picture Books. Amanda is a multiple Gold Recipient of The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA), earning the award in multiple categories, including Young Adult, General Fiction, and Early Reader Chapter Books. She is also a multiple Gold Medal winner of the Readers’ Favorite International Book awards, a New Apple Literary Award, and has earned a first-place North Texas Book Festival award.

Amanda founded and is the CEO of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, an independent publishing company. She shares her writing and publishing experience with others through school visits, book signings, trade conferences, and workshops for aspiring writers of all ages.

In addition, Amanda was contracted to write a graphic novel for the Driving on the Right Side of the Road Program. The publication is part of the Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) program, developed by the Law-Related Education Department of the State Bar of Texas Law Focused Education, Inc., and the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center with funding from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Department of Transportation. The program’s purpose is to offer a preventive educational program to encourage responsible decision-making when it comes to obeying traffic laws and following safe practices. The graphic novel titled What If … A Story of Shattered Lives was adapted into a reader’s theater for as few as five speakers or as many as twenty-six.
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or visit the blogs directly:
6/21/22 Excerpts 1 & 2 Hall Ways Blog
6/21/22 Review Book 1 The Clueless Gent
6/22/22 Author Interview All the Ups and Downs
6/22/22 Review Book 2 The Adventures of a Travelers Wife
6/22/22 BONUS Promo LSBBT Blog
6/23/22 Excerpts 3 Shelf Life Blog
6/23/22 Review Book 3 Forgotten Winds
6/24/22 Excerpt 4 The Page Unbound
6/24/22 Review Book 4 Jennie Reads
6/25/22 Review Book 4 StoreyBook Reviews
6/26/22 Scrapbook Page Sybrina’s Book Blog
6/27/22 Review Book 1 Rox Burkey Blog
6/28/22 Review Book 2 Reading by Moonlight
6/29/22 Review Book 3 Chapter Break Book Blog
6/30/22 Review Book 4 Writing and Music
6/30/22 Review Book 4 Jennifer Silverwood
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This is a book that will appeal to all ages, even though it is classified as a children’s book. It is a pure delight to read!
For me, it was fun to revisit the fairies from the first two books in the series. I read those books with my granddaughter and we shared lots of ooohs, aaaahs, and laughs over them.
I am especially fond of the fairling, Lilly, and her kind and caring nature. But, Pearle, Rosie, and Ivy are fabulous characters as well as Boris and Jack.
The antics of Boris and Jack keep me laughing. They are typical mischievous boys inside and out. In this book, the wish Boris made in book 3 of the series is causing quite a lot of chaos in the mushroom patch. What little fairy boy wouldn’t love an endless supply of moss bombs? But when everyone joins in, including the adult fairies, it turns into an all-out war – boys against girls.
This book introduces the fairies to the scary and dreaded humans. I love that the author chose to use a child for that introduction. And while we view a child as small, to the tiny fairies, it is a giant. The message in this story is one of overcoming fears and working together as a team to accomplish the impossible. It left me with a warm and tender feeling and even more in love with these tiny fairies than ever.
As I said, it is a pure delight for people of all ages.

24 thoughts on “Stranger In The Mushroom Patch – #NewRelease @AmandaMThrasher #Review #Giveaway @LoneStarLit #TheMischiefSeries @PRPpress

  1. Sounds like a great series and for Thrasher to win the mom award shows how wholesome her series likely is.
    What really caught my attention was the “driving on the right of the road” because prevention goes a long way and we need more and more of the early education for future drivers or young drivers


  2. This just seems like a super cute, fun, refreshing series and I want to sit down and escape right now. Grandbaby isn’t quite old enough for read-alouds yet, but books don’t go stale, right? Thanks for a great review!

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    1. Nope, they don’t go stale and they don’t require any food or water. 🙂 It’s a win-win and your grandbaby will enjoy these stories! Thanks for leaving a comment, Kristine!


  3. Oh my word, I love everything about this! Amanda, your books sound so adorable! And have lovely, colorful covers. Great titles too! Thank you for sharing with us, Jan!

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  4. This series looks delightful! I”m off to make some purchases. Though I’m wondering if I should get a set for me and one for my granddaughter. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Jan! And all the best, Amanda!

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    1. Lol! I read it with my granddaughter, Mary, so that was perfect. Now it’s sitting on the shelf waiting for the younger granddaughter to get a little older and I will share it with her. This is such a sweet collection of stories. Thank you for stopping by!


    1. It truly is. This is a series to keep in mind for baby Luna when she’s older. My granddaughter loved it! And I agree about Amanda’s amazing resume! Thanks, Staci, for stopping by!

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