Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Mystery Author Contest: Clues # 13 and 14

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 $600 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.

Here's Today's Clues:
Clue #13
The protagonists in The Exquisite Corpse Adventure have something in common with the protagonists in the Mystery Author's third book for young adults. What is the main thing these protagonists have in common?
A.) Both sets of protagonists are 11-years old.
B.) Both sets of protagonists are twins.
C.) Both sets of protagonists were provided with an animal protector.

Clue #14
With whom would the Mystery Author like to have tea?
A.) The Man in the Yellow Hat and the Girl in the Red Riding Hood.
B.) The Mad Hatter and Mary Poppins.
C.) Jon Scieszka and Katherine Paterson.

Find the answers and the NEXT TWO CLUES this Friday on!

Here's the Answers to Clues #11 and 12:
Answer to Clue #11: The Mystery Author likes to proudly display a fold-up pocket journal, "This one is really sneaky. I can take this out in restaurants, or on the airplane, and people assume it's my wallet. I hear some pretty interesting conversations."

Answer to Clue #12: The Mystery Author lives in the Bay State. 

You can send your guess to anytime, but you can only guess once! We will be posting 6 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.

More Corpse Fun: Educational Materials and Writing Contest

Be sure to check out the following extensive educational materials for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure:
Online education resource center  created by the NCBLA and the Butler Center for Children's Literature at Dominican University.  Discover reading lists thematically linked to each episode, classroom activities, discussion questions, art appreciation essays and activities, and MORE! 

The Exquisite Prompt Challenge Writing Contest sponsored by ReadingRockets and! This month's prompts are inspired by author Megan McDonald and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering!