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Middle Grade

  • The Mortification of Fovea Munson, Mary Winn Heider
    Disney-Hyperion, 9781484780541, June 5, 2018 (Middle Grade)

    “Quirky is an understatement for this rollicking ride of a story! Cadavers, talking heads, barbershop quartets, and one plucky eighth-grader by the name of Fovea Munson make this fun from start to finish!”

    -Kathleen Carey, Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza (Albany, NY)

    I don’t want to brag, but I’m kind of an expert on hilarious books for 12-year-olds. A connoisseur, really. And The Mortification of Fovea Munson has to be the funniest thing I’ve read in years. It’s not so much the awesomely ridiculous premise, in which our heroine, Fovea (it means ‘eyeball,’ or maybe ‘pitfall,’ or perhaps ‘depression’), has to spend the summer working in her parents’ medical lab, where the frozen body parts start reanimating and speaking to her. That’s a fun story any way you slice it, but it’s Fovea’s own voice that makes the book. She’s that friend who makes you laugh until you cry...or worse. Read it!”

    -Christie Olson Day, Gallery Bookshop and Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books (Mendocino, CA)

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