Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sneak Peek: Episode 16 Goes Live Friday, April 23rd

Latest Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episode Written by Kate DiCamillo

In our last episode of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure 15, by Katherine Paterson, exhaustion and hunger had caught up with Nancy and Joe. Sleeping first, they settled down near the edge of the woods. Joe was awakened at dawn by a loud noise that turned out to be their guardian, Genius Kelly, the pig. Awake and hungry, the group consulted their directional toe arrows. The direction was unanimous and the group headed into the dark and creepy woods in search of food. At last they came to a gingerbread house. Nancy was about to explain the story of the gingerbread house when Roberta frantically pointed to the two chimneys on the roof. One of the chimneys appeared to be an upside-down leg. Her missing leg?

In Episode 16 by Kate DiCamillo, Nancy and Joe come face to face with one of their enemies. Who is it? What about the gingerbread house and yummy smelling meatballs? What is the red pulsing object Nancy finds? And don't forget about the chimney leg.

Read the Episode and see Timothy Basil Ering's colorful and fun illustrations at Read.gov! A crop of Timothy's Episode 16 illustration appears at top right.

Newbery Medal winner, Kate DiCamillo says, "I think of myself as an enormously lucky person: I get to tell stories for a living." Through her stories, the reader meets dogs, librarians, mice, rabbits, pigs, fortunetellers, and others. Share their trials, adventures, and humor in her picture books, chapter books, and novels.

Check for Kate's books at your favorite library and bookstore. And be sure to look for her latest novel, The Magician's Elephant.

To learn more about Kate DiCamillo, visit her website.

Author and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering says of his illustrations for Kate DiCamillo's Tale of Despereaux, "My mother may have been a mouse in her past life...The illustrations I've done for Despereaux Tilling are, in a way, my tribute to her." A funny and talented guy, Timothy writes and illustrates picture books and novels. Check out his whimsical and imaginative illustrations in previous Exquisite Corpse Adventures Episode 4, Episode 8, and Episode 12.

Some of Timothy's works include:

Be sure to visit Timothy's website for more information on his books and illustrations!