TITLE: Jon Scieszka: 2008 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Jon Scieszka
EVENT DATE: 2008/09/27
RUNNING TIME: 28 minutes
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jon Scieszka appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Jon Scieszka, appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress, held a number of teaching positions in the first through eighth grades before taking a year off to develop ideas for children???s books. 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 newest "Trucktown" series (Simon & Schuster, 2008). He is the founder of Guys Read (www.guyssread.com), a nonprofit literacy organization, and he lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2008