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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...
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.
Praise for Who Done It?
"Go buy this book for your kids. Every kid on the planet needs this book. And the extra bonus is that proceeds from Who Done It? benefit 826nyc, the literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers!"
—NCBLA Executive Director Mary Brigid Barrett
"Well worth a read."
—The Guardian (UK)
"Wonderful and fun to read. Included in these pages is some fabulous description, lots and lots of creativity...[will] keep even the pickiest teen happy for hours."
—Tulsa Books Examiner
“Curl up and check out the laugh-out-loud alibis.”
"Who Done It? is essentially a who’s who of fabulous YA...And they’re all talking. But someone’s lying. The 'alibis' range from poetry to comics, and are hilarious."
“With a lively blend of self-incrimination and finger-pointing, Who Done It? will keep readers guessing to the end.”
"Filled with in-jokes and carried to ridiculous extremes by a mammoth stable of YA and children’s authors...clever."
"The finger-pointing and self-incrimination begin in every form imaginable...David Levithan offers his alibi in verse....Indeed, the pen is being used mightily to drum up support for creative writing; proceeds from sales will benefit Dave Eggers’ (another among the accused) 826 program in New York."
"I'll get back to you with a blurb as soon as I have some time."
—Leslie Margolis, author of Everybody Bugs Out
"This book is full of slanders, falsehoods, and outrageous defamations of character. In other words, it was perfect!"
—Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark and Grimm
"Without a doubt, one of the top 10,000 books of the year."
—Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow
"Stays crunchy in milk."
—Gordon Korman, author of Swindle
"It makes an excellent step so I can reach all my shoes."
—Kate Brian, author of the Private series
"What an outrageous, hysterical, cheesy, fantastic, ingenious book!"
—Emily’s Crammed Bookshelf
"Funny, creative, and clever. Buy a copy for yourself and another for a young reader in your life."
—Beth Fish Reads