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Here’s a captivating children’s book about what happens when mushrooms raise a human child

Mushrooms can raise a human child. Yes, it is possible, has happened, and if you’d like to know exactly where and how it happened, then you should read this new fantastic book for children.


“Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms” by Gloria D. Gonsalves, tells a story of a human baby found alone in the kingdom of mushrooms.

The arrival of the baby changes the life of entire kingdom. The King declares himself the guardian of the baby. He orders the different mushroom species to use their abilities to take care of the baby. Eventually, the baby finds a happy home in the mushrooms’ kingdom.

By reading the book, you’ll discover the details about how it happens and how the mushrooms behave in this extraordinary story.

Explaining how she got the inspiration to write “Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms”, Gloria says: “About three years ago, I saw a big and ugly brown mushroom during a walk in the forest of the Siebengebirge, Germany. Thereafter I began paying attention to mushrooms, especially during autumn. One day I thought why not write a story involving mushrooms. I continued observing mushrooms while walking in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. During a holiday in Austria, I photographed mushrooms and visited a mushroom museum for further inspiration.”

Ms Gloria D. Gonsalves, the author of “Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms”
Ms Gloria D. Gonsalves, the author of “Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms”

Written for children, the book serves as an avenue to connect with nature and encourages discussion with adults. The story also aims at fostering kindness, tolerance and acceptance in children by highlighting nature’s selfless gifts.

Gloria was born in Tanzania and lived there for 24 years before migrating to Dublin, Ireland for further studies. She currently lives in Germany. Although away from her native country, Gloria considers both Tanzania and Germany as her homes.

She is a self-taught creative writer and founder of World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa), an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry in young people.

Her literary works aim at supporting humanitarian related projects and creativity in others, especially children, by having them participate through drawings or stories. Her aspiration is to see more writers give back as profiled at Read A Book, Make A Difference (RABMAD).

Gloria’s work has appeared in various literary magazines, platforms and journals. Occasionally, she writes opinion pieces for newspapers.

She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Sciences, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Tourism Marketing and a Diploma (S.A.C Dip) in Professional Proofreading and Editing.

The book is currently available at the following online sources: AuthorHouse,, Barnes & Noble, Germany’s Thalia, and South Africa’s

Click here to take part in a competition and win a signed copy of “Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms”.

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