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The Little Book of Mushrooms

An Illustrated Guide to the Extraordinary Power of Mushrooms

Illustrated by Sara Richard

About The Book

A beautifully illustrated guide to 75 of the most unique and fascinating mushrooms in the world, including interesting insight into their history, uses, and etymologies.

From sweet little toadstools to giant puffballs, mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes. With over 10,000 mushrooms in the world, some are cute and colorful, while others may look super adorable but are actually deadly. No matter the kind, it’s time to celebrate all types of mushrooms with The Little Book of Mushrooms.

This book is a collection of everything you need to know about 75 of the world’s most unique mushrooms. With information on their etymology, geographic location, characteristics, and culinary or healing powers, this book is the perfect companion for amateur mushroom hunters, cottage-core fans, or anyone just looking for a beautifully illustrated book on some of the most incredible fungi around the world.

About The Author

Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the Austin-based functional mushroom company Mushroom Revival Inc. Alex cohosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, Mushroom Revival Podcast, and authored the book Mycoremediation Handbook: A Grassroots Guide to Growing Mushrooms and Cleaning Up Toxic Waste with Fungi. He was recently nominated as one of Austin Inno’s 25 Under 25, and is absolutely obsessed with the power of mushrooms.

About The Illustrator

Sara Richard is an Eisner and Ringo Award–nominated artist from New Hampshire whose work has been printed in Vanity FairBritish Vogue, and other publications. Her art is inspired by Art Nouveau, Art Deco, funerary imagery, and the natural world. Her creations tend to skew into the macabre and unknown with a balance of sweetness and sentimentality, honoring the Victorian-era theme of Memento Mori. As a native of New Hampshire, Sara grew up surrounded by trees and plenty of wild mushrooms. When not making art or writing, she’s watching horror movies, cleaning forgotten gravestones with her mom, and collecting possibly haunted curiosities from the 19th century. Her online gallery can be found at

Why We Love It

“Mushrooms are amazing, but how do you know which cute little fungus will be a delicious addition to your dinner salad, and which will send you to the ER. With beautiful illustrations and at-a-glance stats for understanding exactly which mushroom is edible, where it grows, what it looks like, and more, this guide to mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom lover.”

—Rachael T., Associate Editor, on Little Book of Mushrooms

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (May 2, 2023)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507219607

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