Working Mummies

Joan Horton, illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Get ready for giggles and ghouls in this celebration of hard-working mommies who also happen to be mummies. Here you’ll find a doctor mum curing raspy spooks with coffin syrup and a fang-filling dentist completely wrapped up in her dangerous work. You’ll also meet a librarian mummy who has her hands full with book worms, a writer mum conjuring spells for readers, and many others. With visual and verbal puns galore, this scream of a book helps illuminate the mysterious world where so many mommies disappear every day—and may also explain why some of them come home slightly unravelled.


Praise for Working Mummies

"Sure to be a hit…”--Kirkus

"Kids will eat this one up.”--School Library Journal

"...originality and scares on every page..." —Publishers Weekly

In the Press

WORKING MUMMIES by Joan Horton, Drazen Kozjan | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of WORKING MUMMIES . In this ode to hardworking mummy mothers, an impressive collection of careers is introduced with deliciously icky details sure to elicit appreciative "eww's."
- Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Joan Horton, illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

  • JOAN HORTON’s Math Attack! was praised as “ingenious” by Family Fun magazine. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

    DRAZEN KOZJAN has illustrated several books, including Diary of A Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell, Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) by Alison McGhee, and Robert Kinerk’s Oh, How Sylvester Can Pester! He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Joan Horton


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Working Mummies

Joan Horton, illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year