ECA Presenters
Exquisite Corpse Adventure contributors at the 2011 National Book Festival (left to right): Jack Gantos, NCBLA Executive Director Mary Brigid Barrett, Fred McKissack, Pat McKissack, Calef Brown, Katherine Paterson, Gregory Maguire, Susan Cooper, Chris Van Dusen.

The contributors to The Exquisite Corpse Adventure are some of the most gifted artists and storytellers in our nation. This amazing team of writers and illustrators has made an extraordinary gift, donating their time and talent to a year-long project with the Library of Congress and to the publication of this book.

Click on a category or scroll down to discover more about the work of each talented contributor.

Team Corpse
Video Discussions and Interviews
Sample Illustrations


Team Corpse

The members of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure “motley crew” are:

M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Kate Di Camillo, Timothy Basil Ering, Jack Gantos, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Steven Kellogg, Gregory Maguire, Megan McDonald, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, James Ransome, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Dusen.


Video Discussions and Interviews

Watch and listen to the Team Corpse authors and illustrators participate in panel discussions and readers theater productions at the National Book Festival:

And learn more about what inspires these authors and illustrators and how they work in the following individual video interviews:


Sample Illustrations

Following are just a few of the illustrations included in The Exquisite Corpse Adventure. Be sure to check out the coordinating reading lists; discussion questions; and reading, writing, and art appreciation activities created for every episode in the The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Education Resource Guide.

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