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Jon Scieszka shares writing tips; tells parents how to inspire their children to read more; and discusses his job as the nation’s ambassador for young readers.
Jon Scieszka, appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress, is the author of some of the best known and funniest books written for children. They include “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” the Time Warp Trio chapter book series, the Caldecott Honor Book “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales” and the newest Trucktown series (Simon & Schuster, 2008). He is the founder of Guys Read (www.guysread.com), a nonprofit literacy organization.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.