Monday, April 5, 2010

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Mystery Author Contest: Clues #5 and 6!

Can Your Class Guess the Identity of the Team Corpse MYSTERY AUTHOR?

Play Twenty Questions with other Exquisite Corpse Adventure readers around the country to help identify The Mystery Author!

Every class that solves the mystery and emails in the correct guess will be entered into a drawing to win a collection of books valued at over $500 for their classroom or library, plus a phone conversation with The Mystery Author! One classroom winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received.

Teachers and Librarians, consider making this contest a game with the young people you work with. Play Twenty Questions in class, discuss the possibilities as a group, or have each student write his or her guess on a piece of paper and put it in jar. You can pull out the guesses at random and discuss how each author's name fits the clues so far.

Here's Today's Clues:
Clue #5
Who are two of the Mystery Author's most favorite writers of all time?
A.) Roy Rogers and Trigger.
B.) The Brothers Grimm.
C.) James Marshall and William Steig.

Clue #6
What is the Mystery Author's favorite pet?
B.) Dog.
C.) Iguana.

Find the answers and the next two clues this Wednesday here on the NCBLA blog!

Here's the Answers to Clues #3 and 4:
Answer to Clue #3: The Mystery Author writes books for all ages!

Answer to Clue #4: The Mystery Author grew up in different places because his or her family moved around a lot.

You can send your guess to anytime, but you can only guess once! And we will be posting 18 more clues until we post the final clue on April 21, 2010. Check here every Monday and Wednesday and check every Friday to find the remaining clues.

For more information and complete rules, please visit

In the meantime, be sure to read The Exquisite Corpse Adventure on Read.Gov!

And check out coordinating educational materials and The Exquisite Prompt Challenge Writing Contest!