The exquisite corpse adventure : a progressive story game

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j EXQUISITE Corpse
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j EXQUISITE Corpse
 
 
Summary
Take twenty top kids authors and illustrators. Give them free rein to take turns creating a zany progressive story. What could possibly happen next?
Contents
Episode 1. The exquisite corpse : a very unusual and completely amazing story pieced together out of so many parts that it is not possible to describe them all here, so go ahead and just start reading / by John Scieszka ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Episode 2. The lost clue / by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 3. The found clue / by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Calef Brown
Episode 4. Dig that pig / by Susan Cooper ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Episode 5. The exquisite corpse / by Gregory Maguire ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
g Episode 6. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! / by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 7. The beast pit / by Shannon Hale ; illustrated by Calef Brown
Episode 8. A possible solution / by Natalie Babbitt ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Episode 9. In arm's way / by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Episode 10. Wolf at the door / by Megan McDonald ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 11. A second arm / written and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Episode 12. The shadowy abyss of our own fates / by Lemony Snicket ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Episode 13. Out of the cradle, into the fire / by M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Episode 14. Skills / by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 15. The gingerbread house / by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Calef Brown
Episode 16. If I only had a leg / by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Episode 17. Speak, memory / by Susan Cooper ; illustated by Chris Van Dusen
Episode 18. The regional conference / by Gregory Maguire ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 19. Legs on the run / by Shannon Hale ; illustrated by Calef Brown
Episode 20. An angel descends / by Steven Kellogg ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Episode 21. Anything at all / by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Episode 22. Meanwhile, near a meadow / by Lemony Snicket ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 23. Promises, promises, and more promises / by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack ; illustrated by Calef Brown
Episode 24. When is a door not a door? / by Natalie Babbitt ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Episode 25. "Que será, será" / by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Episode 26. The final scramble / by M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by James Ransome
Episode 27. Over easy / by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Calef Brown.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As gleefully entertaining as it is preposterously ludicrous, this serial adventure features an all-star cast of authors and illustrators, including Susan Cooper, Kate DiCamillo, Gregory McGuire, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, and Lemony Snicket. Inspired by classic storytelling games and literary experiments (and originally published online at read.gov), each chapter is penned by one of 16 authors, brought to a cliffhanger, and passed to the next contributor (Calef Brown, Timothy Basil Ering, and others provide spot art). The end result defies rhyme and reason, with increasingly bizarre twists, a general disregard for logic, and a narrative that barely makes sense. The core story line revolves around a pair of circus-raised 11-year-old orphans, Joe and Nancy, who embark on a madcap quest across time and space to reunite the pieces of a robot known as the Exquisite Corpse, in an effort to thwart evil aliens. Talking elephants, a malevolent clown, an extra-dimensional pig, pirates, and a misfortune-teller all have their parts as this adventure winds its way to a satisfying conclusion. No reason to look for deep meaning-readers should just go with the flow and enjoy the ride. Ages 9-12. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Robots -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Circus -- Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Twins -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Robots -- Juvenile fiction.
Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction.
Circus -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher Somerville, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2011
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors Anderson, M. T.
National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
Language English
Notes "An episodic story originally published online by the Library of Congress."
Description 276 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780763651497
0763651494
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