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A star-studded anthology with a devilish hook, whose proceeds benefit 826nyc: the fabulous literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers.

 

Can you imagine the most cantankerous book editor alive? Mr. Burns meets Stalin, but worse (appearance and odor-wise) than a gluttonous farm pig? A man who makes no secret of his love of cheese or his disdain of unworthy authors? That man is Herman Mildew.

 

The anthology opens with an invitation to a party, care of this insufferable monster, where over eighty of the most talented, bestselling, and recognizable names in children's and YA fiction learn that they are suspects in his murder. All must provide alibis in brief first-person entries. The problem is that all of them are liars; all of them are fabulists; and all have something to hide.

 

The twist the reader never sees coming? After reading over 80 warped, terrible, and hilarious contributions? Herman Midlew faked his own death at the expense of all the authors. The grouch is still alive. The perfect crime! And all to benefit 826nyc, the literacy non-profit.

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"In Scieszka's anthology, which benefits Dave Eggers's literary nonprofit 826NYC, 83 authors provide their alibis for the murder of editor Herman Q. Mildew ('the most hated man in ALL publishing,' as Peter Brown puts it). Most of the backhanded eulogies and professions of innocence that follow — from Libba Bray, John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lemony Snicket, Mo Willems, and many others — are two- to three-page essays. 'Of course I wanted to murder Herman Mildew. Please understand, I want to murder people all the time, and I never do it,' writes Mac Barnett, who then lists other hateful people he hasn't killed. Elsewhere, a murderous tweet comes back to haunt #gayleformanicepickkiller; an annotated illustration shows a suspicious looking Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown with straitjackets and voodoo dolls; and David Levithan riffs on William Carlos Williams ('herman mildew ate/ the plums/ that were in/ the icebox/ and I was pissed'). Jokes about royalty statements, missed deadlines, and editorial cruelty may be a bit inside-baseball for the average reader, but teens should be entertained by the range of imagination and humor on display, while seeing favorite authors in a mischievous new light. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A star-studded anthology with a devilish hook, whose proceeds benefit 826nyc: the fabulous literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers.

 

Can you imagine the most cantankerous book editor alive? Part Voldemort, part Cruella de Vil (if she were a dude), and worse in appearance and odor than a gluttonous farm pig? A man who makes no secret of his love of cheese or his disdain of unworthy authors? That man is Herman Mildew.

 

The anthology opens with an invitation to a party, care of this insufferable monster, where more than 80 of the most talented, bestselling and recognizable names in YA and children’s fiction learn that they are suspects in his murder. All must provide alibis in brief first-person entries. The problem is that all of them are liars, all of them are fabulists, and all have something to hide...

About the Author

Jon Scieszka, who runs point on the investigation, is one of the world's best-loved, bestselling, and well-known children's authors. The very first UN Ambassador of Children's Literature, Jon is also a Caldecott Honor recipient whose books have been translated into 14 languages and have sold millions around the world. Contributors include John Green, Sara Shepard, Lauren Oliver, Lauren Myracle, Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortes (authors of Go the F*ck to Sleep), Maureen Johnson, Libba Bray, Gayle Forman, Rebecca Stead, Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snickett), Mo Willems, Dave Eggers (not YA but still a suspect), and countless other bestselling and award-winning authors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616951528
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
Publisher:
Soho Teen
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
373
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.79 x 1.29 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 373 pages Soho Teen - English 9781616951528 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Scieszka's anthology, which benefits Dave Eggers's literary nonprofit 826NYC, 83 authors provide their alibis for the murder of editor Herman Q. Mildew ('the most hated man in ALL publishing,' as Peter Brown puts it). Most of the backhanded eulogies and professions of innocence that follow — from Libba Bray, John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lemony Snicket, Mo Willems, and many others — are two- to three-page essays. 'Of course I wanted to murder Herman Mildew. Please understand, I want to murder people all the time, and I never do it,' writes Mac Barnett, who then lists other hateful people he hasn't killed. Elsewhere, a murderous tweet comes back to haunt #gayleformanicepickkiller; an annotated illustration shows a suspicious looking Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown with straitjackets and voodoo dolls; and David Levithan riffs on William Carlos Williams ('herman mildew ate/ the plums/ that were in/ the icebox/ and I was pissed'). Jokes about royalty statements, missed deadlines, and editorial cruelty may be a bit inside-baseball for the average reader, but teens should be entertained by the range of imagination and humor on display, while seeing favorite authors in a mischievous new light. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A star-studded anthology with a devilish hook, whose proceeds benefit 826nyc: the fabulous literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers.

 

Can you imagine the most cantankerous book editor alive? Part Voldemort, part Cruella de Vil (if she were a dude), and worse in appearance and odor than a gluttonous farm pig? A man who makes no secret of his love of cheese or his disdain of unworthy authors? That man is Herman Mildew.

 

The anthology opens with an invitation to a party, care of this insufferable monster, where more than 80 of the most talented, bestselling and recognizable names in YA and children’s fiction learn that they are suspects in his murder. All must provide alibis in brief first-person entries. The problem is that all of them are liars, all of them are fabulists, and all have something to hide...

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