The Mortification of Fovea Munson

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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5.8 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults program, Mary Winn Heider lives in Chicago, where she is a member of the theater company Barrel of Monkeys. Through the company, she teaches creative writing to 3rd-5th graders. She also briefly worked in a cadaver lab. Yep, there were heads. You can visit her online at


"Hilarious and disgusting in equal measure. In other words, exactly what you've been waiting for."--Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor?winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale
"Equal parts screwball comedy, coming-of-age story, and tearjerker-I loved, loved, loved it!"--Varian Johnson, author of The Great Greene Heist
"I absolutely adore this book! The Mortification of Fovea Munson is not only hilariously zany, and clever, it's also full of heart. Mary Winn Heider is a brilliant new voice in kid's books."--Newbery Award winner, Matt de la Pe?a
"While the book occasionally overdoes the absurdity, readers will still appreciate this offbeat exploration of life and death."--BCCB
"Heider's tale is darkly comic and wholly original. Despite the gruesome premise, this is more comedy than horror."--SLJ
"In her hilarious debut, Heider has crafted a unique plot interweaving gory bits dripping in pun-filled humor and a realistic tween-age drama about losing friends and finding oneself. This one's bound to have wide appeal."--Booklist
"Fovea is a normal girl existing in a suddenly off-kilter world, and her struggle to help her family and newfound friends is relatable and satisfying."--Publishers Weekly