Monday, April 19, 2010

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Mystery Author Contest: TRIPLE CLUES!

Only FOUR Clues Remain! Has Your Class Guessed the Identity of the Team Corpse MYSTERY AUTHOR Yet?

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. Don't miss out! Be sure to send in your classroom's guess to no later than this Friday, April 23. The winner will be announced Monday, May 3.

Here Are Today's Clues:
Clue #17
Who was the Mystery Author's favorite teacher during his or her school years?
A.) Miss Frizzle.
B.) Viola Swamp.
C.) Mr. Adolino.
Clue #18
The Mystery Author was inspired to write after reading something very specific. What was it?
A.) Alice in Wonderland.
B.) His or her sister's diary.
C.) The comics in the Sunday newspaper.
Clue #19
Which of the following animal characters star in one of the Mystery Author's series of books?
A.) A repulsive crocodile.
B.) A regurgitating anteater.
C.) A rotten cat.
Find the answers and the FINAL CLUE this Wednesday HERE on this blog!

Answers to Clues #15 and 16:
Answer to Clue #15: The Mystery Author admits to having broken his or her brother's arm three times.
Answer to Clue #16: The Mystery Author dreams of living in a bookmobile. 

REMINDER: The last day to enter is this Friday, April 23.

You can send your guess to anytime, but you can only guess once! We will post the FINAL clue and the answers to Clues 17, 18, and 19 here on this blog this Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Be sure to check this Friday for the answer to Clue 20. 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!