Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka

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I was introduced to many writers I've not heard of before...be it a paragraph or a few pages, a poem or a cartoon. Each little story is different, with authors' various reasons for hating - or loving, in the odd rare case - Herman Q Mildew.
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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? 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 Jon Scieszka

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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.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Soho Teen. 373 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Lydia on Feb 18 2013

I was introduced to many writers I've not heard of before...be it a paragraph or a few pages, a poem or a cartoon. Each little story is different, with authors' various reasons for hating - or loving, in the odd rare case - Herman Q Mildew.

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