April 10, 2010 · 4:55 am
In the latest episode, Children’s Literature Ambassador Katherine Paterson kindly recaps some of what has happened and takes the intrepid group on to something new and most likely discomforting. Reading it made me think that it might be helpful to create a list of the characters populating this shaggy doggish story to date. So here’s my stab at it.
- Nancy and Joe: eleven-year-old twins who thought they were orphans, but found out moments into the first episode that they were not.
- Alistair and Libby Sloppy: the twins’ parents trapped somewhere in time.
- Boppo: a scary narcoleptic clown
- Albert Einstein: a mad scientist
- Genius Kelly: a dancing pig from somewhere…else?
- Baby Max: a roller skating baby who may be the twins’ father or a hologram or something else, but seems to be related to them…
- Angel: a pirate
- Leonardo Dubenski: Lord of Thieves
- Sybil Hunch: local misfortune-teller
- Roberta: a robot of great importance
February 1, 2010 · 4:53 am
In Megan McDonald’s “A Wolf at the Door” things are looking mighty grim for our intrepid twins.
December 18, 2009 · 6:01 am
Baby Max said, “Lollipop.”
I’m beginning to think Baby Max could give Sunny Baudelaire a linguistic lesson or two. Read Shannon Hale’s witty contribution to the saga here.
November 26, 2009 · 6:05 am
“Hold everything,” said Boppo.
Everyone obeyed as much as possible. Joe held the birthday card with their parents’ urgent cry for help. Nancy held the bull-whip in readiness. The baby held the last note in the “Star Wars” theme song. Einstein held his breath.
Want to know if the baby and Einstein ever breathed out? What Nancy did with the bull-whip? Well then, go read the rest of the latest episode of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, this one penned by the witty Gregory Maguire and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.