M.T. Anderson and young fans at the National Book Festival

Our "Exquisite Corpse Adventure" works this way: Jon Scieszka, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, has written the first episode, which is "pieced together out of so many parts that it is not possible to describe them all here, so go ahead and just start reading!" He has passed it on to a cast of celebrated writers and illustrators, who must eventually bring the story to an end.

Every two weeks, there will be a new episode and a new illustration. The story will conclude a year from now. If you sign up here (hyperlink to LC's email messages page), and click on "Exquisite Corpse Adventure," you can get an e-mail whenever a new episode appears. "This story starts with a train rushing through the night...." No one knows where or how it will end!