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A Piglet Named Mercy

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series.

Mr Watson and Mrs Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door... In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive – and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same.

  • For the first time, the porcine heroine of the best-selling Mercy Watson series is starring in a book for younger readers!
  • Find out how Mercy joined the Watson family, and delight in spotting familiar characters and seeing how they've changed. (Careful readers will notice Stella and Frank in the background!)
  • A story about unconditional love for an unexpected (and very wanted) new baby – perfect for readers looking for a gentle adoption tale.

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis, USA. Find her online at katedicamillo.com.

About the illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Circus Ship and Hattie & Hudson, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. He lives in Maine, USA. Find him online at chrisvandusen.com.

ISBN: 9781406388688
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 08/07/19 at 00:42:38
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