The World of Wickham Mossrite – A Family Novel


The World of Wickham Mossrite is the first in a series of five books about the lives, loves and learnings of an unschooling, conscious living family. Think of the Mossrites as modern hippies if you will; poster children for the crunchy, pinterest inspired generation. A life viewed through green-coloured glass. One reviewer actually called them “A Walton’s for the 21st Century.” I liked that.

Their stories are all about family values, in a less than conventional family. Daring to take the road less travelled, The Tales of a Blue Sky Thinking Family are about designing and pursuing the life you really want. About better life/work balance. About rethinking societal measures of success. About friendship, and laughter, and a banging musical soundtrack. And food. Lots, and lots of food.

The book is available as a paperback or ebook worldwide on Amazon – Just search in your country’s storefront. 

Selected Reviews:

Featured in the May 2015 issue of The Mother Magazine

Issue69-Cover3Small Mother mag WM Review 2015The World of Wickham Mossrite can best be described as an attachment novel aimed at young readers. I would say that it’s the kind of book a parent would give their tween to help them find a fictional character that they can relate to – assuming of course that your family ticks at least some of the ‘crunchy’ tick boxes. The Mossrite family are the ideal ‘natural’ family, from the home birthing, somewhat hippie parents to the culturally aware, socially responsible home schooled offspring, you kind of wish you could be a Mossrite, most of the time.

The story itself should appeal to young readers, and parents will love (or hate) the underpinning principles of attachment, though the easily offended should probably avoid it, as the story does dabble in issues such as Vegetarianism and circumcision (**Note: it doesn’t) in a conversational-yet-educational way.

The first in a series, we’re excited to see what else happens in the world of Wickham Mossrite.

WM Mother Magazine Review 2015

Amazon Worldwide Reviews:

on December 8, 2014

I absolutely fell in love with Wickham Mossrite, the hero in this story. He so reminded me of my own son, and I loved the way the author described everything, especially our hero! (an immense slumbering Buddha in a boy’s casing). This is a wonderful story for anyone who is interested in the natural passion for learning inside of all children, and how when supported it blossoms, flowers and becomes a lifelong love of learning.Throughout the story, the boy has choices and freedom allowing him to be responsible for his own path in life. He is filled with compassion, kindness and an understanding of the world around him (or at least a patience and unconditional knowing of the world around him) to just become the person he is destined to be.His family does not impose upon him, rather they offer gentle guidance when he asks and they allow him to unearth the magic, discover the possibility and experience the passion that IS living a life of compassion and purpose. I loved his adventures and his consciousness, seeing the entire world with everyone and everything in it with awe and a sense of wonder.

Whether homeschooling, unschooling or somewhere in between, seeing the world through the eyes of Wickham and experiencing life as he does is what the heart of natural parenting is all about.

JL Morse has presented a story that is a delight to read, share and mostly, be inspired by.

5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend it!,
1 Jan. 2015 By Mrs.Vickery
A heartwarming tale of unconditionally loving relationships, natural learning and a passion for getting stuck in to real life experiences. This book is something every child could sink into, and especially for those who are being educated without school, Wickham Mossrite will be someone to relate to and attach to. The characters are well written and come to life fully, and the story, though not following the often used trend of fantasy, is compelling and engaging. I would suggest that this book is suitable for children over the age of 6 or 7, as there are some deep concepts (such as vegetarianism) which may bring up big questions, but it is also a very interesting read from the point of view of a natural, home educating parent. I highly recommend it!

5.0 out of 5 stars Restored my faith in books,
7 April 2015 By Helen
I loved this book, it felt natural and fluid from the start, and I just wanted to immerse myself in Wickham’s world at every opportunity! Full of fun, friends and food, it also raised interesting questions about education, consumerism and this crazy world we’re living in. JL Morse has a brilliant style of writing, so positive and fresh, without any of the unnecessary stress and violence that seems to have become the norm. A page turner for the right reasons. I’m intrigued to find out what happens next, fingers crossed there’ll be a sequel soon.

 5.0 out of 5 stars A Waltons for the 21st Century, Fantastic!
31 July 2014 By Norvic Kilton
A lovely story that reminds us all about the importance and love of the family unit. Wickham is a hero of the age, a wise head on very young shoulders. A warm and very comforting tale of our time and how one family dare to be different and lead life in their own way and at their own tempo. Filled with humour and thought provoking wisdom. You really do start to care about these characters and what happens to them. A great read, can’t wait for book 2 highly recommended.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, refreshing read.
27 April 2015 By donna dee
This is an absolutely fantastic book, which I will be recommending to many of my friends. I’m already looking forward to the next in the series and have enjoyed every page.

5.0 out of 5 stars Would Love to Hang Out with Wick Mossrite!
19 Sept. 2014 By Tree Hugging Dad
I love how JL Morse describes the delicious food Wickham’s sister Salt prepares; I can see warm, colorful pictures of their family home and I feel the deep bond between all family members and their friends. It’s fun to follow all the little episodes and adventures and to see the special relationship between Wick and his new friend Hes develop. Short: I love this book.

If you believe in Homeschooling and Natural Parenting: READ this book! If you don’t believe in Homeschooling and Natural Parenting: READ this book, too!!! 🙂

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars,
25 Mar. 2015 By b mcdougall
Beautifully written and characters you will fall in love with.

There have been a couple of covers since Wickham first hit the shelves – Here they are for you – Which do you prefer? Send me a mail – I’d love to know.

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