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Five Wyrd & Wonder Mascot Books | #WyrdandWonder

We are already starting the third Sunday of five Sundays in total for Wyrd and Wonder. How are you enjoying the event so far? Today is a fun topic for Fantastic Fives I find. You can do it a few different ways!

Today we are taking a look back at the mascots we’ve had for Wyrd and Wonder (and Spooktastic Reads) in the past. There have been 5 mascots: pegasus, dragon, phoenix, raven and wolf. You can pick one for each or pick one mascot and make a top 5 list for all. I’ve decided to go for one pick for each because they are all amazing.

The first ever Wyrd and Wonder mascot was, how could it not be, the dragon in 2019. And you know what a sucker I am for dragons. That is why I am picking The Book of Dragons, edited by Jonathan Strahan. It has gorgeous illustrations and a variety of stories and poems about dragons. Absolutely a hoard.

IMAGE on the banner: pegasus images by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com

In 2020 there was the epic phoenix. And two of those even. It took me a little while to figure out what book to pick but in the end I settled on The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. Rin can channel the phoenix, a deity. And it is such a strong book.

IMAGE on banner: Flaming phoenix by Sujono Sujono | Decorative phoenix by Tanantachai Sirival – both from 123RF.com

In 2021 we were met by flying horses to take us everywhere. For this mascot I’ve picked Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan. Percy gets help from a pegasus at some point in the story and that fits well with these lovely creatures.

IMAGE on banner: images by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com

For Spooktastic Reads, a companion event hosted last October 2021, there was the raven. And with this image there was of course no other choice but The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Not only are they called the raven boys but at some point in the series one of the boys takes care of a raven.

ARTWORK on banner by Olga Yastremska from 123RF.com

And lastly of course we have our current gorgeous wolf mascot. With this one I choose The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. In the Farseer books Fitz creates a companionship with a wolf. Isn’t that just perfect for this whole theme this year?

ARTWORK on banner by chic2view from 123RF.com

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