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Ellie and the Mushroom Thief

 

Ellie and the Mushroom Thief

Kate Amedeo

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Copyright 2016 Kate Amedeo

 

 

 

 

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Ellie and the Mushroom Thief

 

 

In the Blue forest, in a meadow by the creek, lived a witch named Ellie Little. The forest was so called because all the trees there were, yes, you’ve guessed it, blue; blueberry firs, birches the color of sky-blue forget-me-nots, sycamores as dark as the midnight sky and trees and shrubs of all imaginable shades of blue.

And Ellie – they didn’t called her Little because she was small for her age. She was precisely a hundred and two years and ninety-three days old. For you see, Ellie was a witch and witches live a lot longer than ordinary people do; so by the time she reached her hundredth birthday she looked and felt like any other ten-year-old girl. People called her little because it was her last name. As you might already know, sometimes surnames come from a place where the person was born. Well, Ellie came from a tiny village in the North where winters lasted for almost an entire year, and the village was called Little.

But let’s get back to our story.

Ellie lived in a small wooden caravan and like every self-respecting witch had a magic wand, a large black cauldron, a broom and an old tome (a tome is a large, heavy book) named Old Tom. Old Tom was an old friend of hers. She inherited him from her grandmother, the great witch Aurora Little. It was a very special book not only because it held uncountable spells and potion recipes but also because it could talk.

Ellie herself was a special witch. She could wield magic, cast spells and brew potions that could turn pumpkins into carriages and mice into horses just like Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Or, to tell the truth, she was still learning how to do that. She loved brewing potions and practicing new spells but most of all she loved to use her powers to cook.

Old Tom knew lots and lots of recipes – magical unicorn meringues (don’t worry, they weren’t made out of unicorns, they came out so fluffy and sparkly that this is the name they ended up with), blueberry tarts with a sizzle, an upside down cake upside down, and then, of course, there was Ellie’s favorite – magical mushroom muffins. There was nothing magical about them except for the taste (if you happen to like mushroom muffins, that is). And to prepare them one would need not just any kind of mushrooms, only the blue mushrooms that grew in the Blue forest would do.

It was the first day of summer. Ellie set out on her daily walk to collect some fir cones and blue nettles (bring thick glows, they sting!) for her new potion – it would make the broom sweep her little dwelling all by itself. And of course, she was out to get some blue mushrooms because the ones she’d gathered last summer and had hung drying in neat strings by the fireplace were all long cooked and eaten.

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Ellie and the Mushroom Thief

In the Blue forest, in her little wooden caravan, lived a witch named Ellie Little. She was a special kind of witch who liked to cast spells and brew potions but most of all she loved to cook. And right as the blue mushroom season began she was about to prepare her favorite meal - magical mushroom muffins, when all the mushrooms she'd gathered were stolen! Now it is up to Ellie to capture the mushroom thief.

  • ISBN: 9781370378067
  • Author: Kate Amedeo
  • Published: 2017-02-23 23:50:30
  • Words: 2021
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