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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

“Francine Poulet will wrangle readers’ hearts along with rascally wildlife in this standout early chapter book.” — Booklist (starred review)

Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County, hailing from a long line of animal control officers. “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! Join a cast of familiar characters — Frank, Stella, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy the porcine wonder—for some riotous raccoon wrangling in the second tale from Deckawoo Drive.

  • The second book in the Tales from Deckawoo Drive series, follow-up to Leroy Ninker Saddles Up!
  • Features Francine Poulet, the animal control officer first introduced in Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig.
  • From Kate DiCamillo, former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, fully illustrated in black and white by Chris Van Dusen.

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, plus seven novels for older readers that include Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. Kate was National Ambassador for Young People's Literature 2014-2015. She lives in Minneapolis, USA.

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, USA

ISBN: 9780763690885
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Dimensions: 136 x 201mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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