Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sneak Peek: Episode 26 Goes Live Friday, September 10th!

Latest Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episode Written by M. T. Anderson!

Last Adventure Before the Grand Finale!!

In our last episode of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure 25 by Jack Gantos, Nancy and Joe wanted to open the blue door, step through, and search for their parents. Genius Kelly, the pig, stopped them when he recognized the yucky whitish, yellowish goop oozing out of the mail slot as advance scouts for an Eggy-Thingy Invasion Force. The group sealed up the door with coffins and wood glue. Nancy and Joe realized that with the front door now permanently shut, they would need a back door. And that door was last seen at Pirandello's.

In Episode 26 by M. T. Anderson, do Nancy and Joe find the door? What does Joe pull out of his pocket? Who's behind the door? Why are they afraid?

Read the Episode and see James Ransome's colorful and fun illustrations at Read.gov!

A crop of James' Episode 26 illustration appears at top right.

Award winning author, M. T. Anderson, writes picture books and young adult novels. He says, "People write for children for two reasons: Either they have children, or they are children. I'm in the latter category. I loved my childhood, and I write for children so I can recall it." M. T.'s intriguing and thought-provoking stories are a must read!
Be sure to check for these titles and others at your local library or bookstore.

For more information on M. T. Anderson and his books, visit his website.
James Ransome is an award-winning illustrator and author. The Children's Book Council named him one of the 75 authors and illustrators everyone should know. His works have appeared on Reading Rainbow and PBS's Storytime.
You can find examples of James' vibrant illustrations in Episode 2, Episode 6, Episode 10, Episode 14, Episode 18, and Episode 22.  Some of James' works include:

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