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Mischief in the Mushroom Patch, 2/20/2013, 146 pages

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? 

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A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch, 2/20/13, 162 pages

​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.

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Spider Web Scramble, 2/14/16, 170 pages

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.

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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?!

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Mischief in the Mushroom Patch – Book 1

Just in time for this summer or anytime! Author Amanda M. Thrasher creates a delightful story of three young fairies, or fairlings, who push the boundaries of Mushroom Colony rules to the breaking point. Lilly and Boris are entertaining characters with child traits of adventure, exploration, and naughty behaviors.

The story shares how words paint pictures in a reader’s mind. The descriptions of the characters keep even the youngest reader engaged. Lilly has a big heart and rushes to the rescue of Boris when he falls, breaking his leg. The bond between these fairlings solidifies when Lilly and Boris are sentenced, by Mademoiselle Francesca, to time in the fairy dust factory for wasting the precious magic. They decide to glean as much as possible from the dust fairies. The two youngsters learn the ropes and work together, strengthening their relationship as young often do to take into their adult lives.

The lessons are subtle and yet perfect for children of all ages. You’ll find a whole new view on measuring twice cut once. The reading is easy, with chapter sizes perfect for a bedtime read or that car ride. These mischievous, endearing fairies will make your reader chuckle, flip the pages to read more, and are ideal for rereading. Thank you, Author Thrasher, for making a delightful series with this book a perfect start. I added the rest to my to-be-read list. I bet you will, too—a five-star keeper of young fun.

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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    4 replies to "Mischief in the Mushroom Patch"

    • Kristine Anne Hall

      Just love that there are subtle lessons that are sprinkled in the story, but that it will entertain kids & their grown ups. Sounds like a perfect summer series. Thanks for your review

      • RoxBurkey

        Hi Kristine, I really enjoyed the sweet life lessons. I was delighted to read and review this book.

    • Jan Sikes

      Such a fun series for children and adults alike! Great lessons for us all! Thanks for sharing, Rox, and congratulations to Amanda!

      • RoxBurkey

        I think it is a great little series. Go glad I was able to help host it.

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