Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sneak Peek: Episode 23 Goes Live Friday, July 30th!

Latest Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episode Written by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

In our last episode of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure 22, by Lemony Snicket, we met Pirandello, the railway safety man. In the midst of a train wreck, Orlando, a girl with very short hair, knocked at his door. Pirandello soon learned that her parents had cut off her long, silken locks to weave a blanket. Fearing for her life, she had fled on the train. Orlando found three items unclaimed by the train wreck passengers and led Pirandello to them. Much to his delight, the first was a bag of gummy bears. However, the other two were very strange objects: a door and a head!

In Episode 23 by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, where are our heroes headed? Who does Nancy talk to? What do they find? What do Joe, Nancy, and Genius Kelly, the pig, negotiate?

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

A crop of Calef's Episode 23 illustration appears at top right.

Award-winning authors, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, as a team, have written more than 50 books for young readers, including picture books, beginning readers, information books, and biographies. Focusing on African and African-American stories, they believe they have, "...a dual goal of improving the self-image of African-American children and of encouraging an open attitude in all children toward cultures different from their own."

Look for their books at your local library or bookstore.

Calef Brown is an author and award-winning illustrator. Some of his own works have 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 quirky illustrations for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure in Episode 3, Episode 7, Episode 15, and Episode 19.

Some of Calef's works include:

Visit Calef's website for more information on his books and illustrations.