Monday, April 12, 2010

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Mystery Author Contest: Clues #11 and 12

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 #11
What item does the Mystery Author often carry?
A.) A pocket-size journal that folds up.
B.) An accordion, so he or she can play polka music whenever it strikes his or her fancy.
C.) A pen, disguised as a lipstick, that writes with invisible ink that can only be seen while wearing x-ray Mickey Mouse sunglasses.

Clue #12
In which state does the Mystery Author currently live?
A.) Bay State.
B.) Golden State.
C.) Lone Star State.

Find the answers and the NEXT TWO CLUES this Wednesday HERE on the NCBLA's blog!

Here's the Answers to Clues #9 and 10:
Answer to Clue #9: The Mystery Author prefers to write at the library.

Answer to Clue #10: The Mystery Author became an avid reader while hanging out and devouring favorite books at his or her father's neighborhood Elk Club.

You can send your guess to anytime, but you can only guess once! We will be posting 8 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! The most recent episode--Episode 15--was penned by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Katherine Paterson  and sumptuously illustrated by Calef Brown.

Be sure to check out these supporting materials for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure:

Coordinating educational materials created by the NCBLA and the Butler Center for Children's Literature at Dominican University!

And The Exquisite Prompt Challenge Writing Contest sponsored by ReadingRockets and!