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Matt Raymond from the Library of Congress speaks with Jon Scieszka, who will appear at the 2009 National Book Festival on September 26, 2009, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Jon Scieszka is the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature , a program sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Children's Book Council. He is the author of some of the best known and funniest books written for children, including 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 Trucktown series. Among several books that Scieszka will soon publish is Robot Zot! (2009), illustrated by David Shannon. Scieszka is the founder of Guys Read , a nonprofit literacy organization. He lives in New York.
About the 2009 National Book Festival
The 2009 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, September 26, 2009, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.