Mushroom Magic

An illustrated introduction to fascinating fungi


From the forageable to the bizarre, this book is an introduction to 50 of the fungi kingdom’s most interesting mushrooms.


ISBN: 9781923049017 Category:

Sapphire McMullan-Fisher


Mushrooms have existed for millennia, which can make it overwhelming to dip into mycology. Used throughout human history for food, medicine, and expanding the consciousness, fungi have shaped the planet and the past, appearing everywhere from fairy tales and health-food stores to The X-Files.

There’s an entire universe of fungi, much of which is yet to be discovered. To teach you about the basics, Mushroom Magic features fifty types, including:
Ghost fungus
Spectacular rustgill
Sky-blue pinkgill
Trooping crumble cap
Pink oyster mushroom
Parrot waxcap
Wine-cap stopharia
Golden-scruffy collybia
And velvet foot

With each beautifully illustrated mushroom, learn about a different fungi’s habitat, their uses, and their history to become a budding expert in mycology.

Additional information

Weight 340 g
Dimensions 13.8 x 20.1 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 27 February 2024
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Marta Zafra
Dimensions 13.8 x 20.1 cm
Weight 340 g


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Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher is a fungal ecologist. She has previously published The Deck of Mushrooms with Smith Street Books.

Marta Zafra is a freelance illustrator and artist, based in Spain. Her work has been published internationally and has won numerous awards.