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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 bestselling 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.

  • 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.
  • Kate DiCamillo is a two-time Newbery medallist and her books have been translated into 40 languages worldwide.

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: 9781406390865
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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