“What good is a fungus?” asked Molly, disgusted. Molly hates mushrooms. When she learns that she is going to have to eat mushroom stew (yuck!) while spending the night at her friend’s house, she takes out her frustration on a couple of innocent fairy ring mushrooms before being greeted by a mysterious steward of the fungi named Brother Toadstool. Their strange guest leads the two friends on a fascinating adventure to discover the ways that fungi affect our environment, our health, and more. But will Molly learn to respect the fungus among us? Find out in A Toadstool’s Treasures!
A Toadstool's Treasures is a fun educational story of two friends that are swept away into a fantastical adventure into the life of fungi. Readers will discover many of the different ways that fungi function in the environment, how fungi are used as foods and medicines, and much more. A Toadstool's Treasures touches on core topics of mycology, ecology, and biology, presented in a manner accessible to children and young adults. Written by a science educator, A Toadstool's Treasures is designed to be read for entertainment or used as a learning tool by teachers and homeschooling caregivers. Free lesson plans that accompany the story are available at www.ToadstoolsTreasures.com