Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sneak Peek: Episode 15 Goes Live Friday, April 9th

Latest Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episode Written by Katherine Paterson

In our last episode of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episode 14, by Linda Sue Park, our ingenious heroes, Nancy and Joe, outwitted the hungry wolf by employing a standard circus act-juggling. Grabbing food from the refrigerator, Nancy and Joe distracted the wolf so they, and the robot, Roberta, could make their escape to the cradle of time. The trick worked and they raced outside to the cradle, but dang, it hovered over the yard. "Human chain!" Joe shouted. The wolf, having gulped the last of the food, rushed after them. As Joe dangled from the floating cradle with the wolf nipping at his feet, Roberta used her strong arms to fling Joe and Nancy into the cradle. They returned safely to the beach where they had found the cradle in Episode 12.

In our next exciting Episode 15 by Katherine Paterson, Joe is awakened by a noise, "a rising and falling hump of something snorting like a steam engine with each breath." What is it? Friend or fiend? Why is Roberta so excited by a gingerbread house?

Read the Episode and see Calef Brown's colorful and quirky illustrations at !

For over 30 years, author Katherine Paterson has been gathering awards for her touching and heartfelt stories. She says of her writing, "Eventually a character or characters will walk into my imagination and begin to take over my life. I'll spend the next couple of years getting to know them and telling their story. Then the joy of writing far outweighs the struggle, and I know beyond any doubt that I am the most fortunate person in the world to have been given such work to do."

Check for Katherine's many books at your favorite libraries and bookstores.

To learn more about Katherine Paterson, visit her website.

Calef Brown is an author and award-winning illustrator. Some of his own books include fun titles like, Polkabats and Octopus Slacks and Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers. His works have also appeared in numerous magazines including Time, Newsweek, and The New Yorker. You can see more of Calef's illustrations for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure in Episode 3 and Episode 7.

Be sure to visit Calef's website for more information on his books and illustrations.