The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

mummyWhere are you going to find a serial adventure started by Jon Scieszka, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who will then be followed by M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Kate DiCamillo, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Steven Kellogg, Gregory Maguire, Megan McDonald, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, James Ransome and Chris Van Dusen?

No place other than the Library of Congress newly updated site, read.gov.  The premier of both the story and the site will be at the National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, on the National Mall.

“The Exquisite Corpse Adventure,” as the serial adventure story is called, isn’t necessarily about the grim or macabre.  Cadavre exquis is the French term for a surrealist technique in which phrases or images are added to a single work without each person knowing what their predecessor has added.  Find out more in the September Wise Guide to the Library of Congress.

Looking at the list of those involved, I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with!

–SueBE