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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Deckawoo Drive’s intrepid animal control officer meets her match—or does she? A funny, heartfelt, and fast-paced romp from Kate DiCamillo.

Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. She hails from a long line of animal control officers. She’s battled snakes, outwitted squirrels, and stared down a bear. “The genuine article,” Francine’s dad always called her. She is never scared – until, that is, she’s faced with a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost. Maybe Francine isn’t cut out to be an animal control officer after all! But the raccoon is still on the loose, and the folks on Deckawoo Drive need Francine back. Can she face her fears, round up the raccoon, and return to the ranks of animal control? Join a cast of familiar characters – Frank, Stella, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy the porcine wonder – for some riotous raccoon wrangling on Deckawoo Drive.

  • The second book in the Tales from Deckawoo Drive series!
  • Features Francine Poulet, the Animal Control Officer first introduced in Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig.
  • From Kate DiCamillo, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including six books about Mercy Watson as well as the Deckawoo Drive spin-off series, and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventuresand The Tale of Despereaux, both of which won Newbery Medals. In 2014, she was named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She lives in Minneapolis.

About the illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of The Circus Ship, King Hugo's Huge Ego, and Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series as well as Mac Barnett’sPresident Taft Is Stuck in the Bath. Chris Van Dusen lives in Maine.

ISBN: 9780763668860
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Dimensions: 136 x 201mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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