Lemony Snicket is responsible for introducing our Exquisite Corpse Adventure heroes, Nancy and Joe, to the Cradle of Time in Episode 12, and will thrill us with more mayhem in an upcoming episode. Be prepared.
Q- What did you find to be the most challenging aspect of writing an episode for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?
A- "Trying to persevere despite the primal, overwhelming machismo of Jon Scieszka."
A- "Dino Buzzati's The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily; Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Eqypt Game; Edward Gorey's The Blue Aspic."
Makes perfect sense to read about the macabre as a child if you plan to write about it as an adult.
Q- What are you working on now? Do you have a new book coming out this year?
If you like Lemony Snicket's books, be sure to check out Neil Gaiman's family saga, Anansi Boys, and Keith McGowan's The Witches Guide to Cooking with Children.
P.S. We regret that we cannot post a picture of Lemony Snicket. Apparently none exists due to a world-wide web conspiracy. Or so he says!
What is The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?
For those not in the know, The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a series of episodes written and illustrated by famous children's authors and
illustrators. Each author and illustrator inherits the story from the previous folks. It's like taking over a recipe in the middle, you need to understand what's gone into the stew so far and then add your own
ingredients to make it hot and spicy! To catch up on all the exciting episodes, go to Read. gov.
And parents, teachers, and librarians be sure to check out the NCBLA's Exquisite Corpse Adventure Educational Resource Center for great ideas on how to turn the Exquisite Corpse Adventure into a great educational adventure! Go to: