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Franklin Endicott and the Third Key

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive—and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen—is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown.

Welcome back to Deckawoo Drive for a sixth endearing installment in the companion series to Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Frank Endicott is a worrier. He worries about lions, submarines, black holes, leprosy, and armadillos. He lists his worries alphabetically in a notebook and suffers vivid nightmares that even a certain neighborhood pig can’t dispatch. When he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln on an errand to duplicate a key at her favorite dark and dusty thrift shop, Frank earns fresh cause for alarm. Odd Buddy Lamp, the shop’s proprietor, has sent them home with the original key and its copy. Can Frank come to terms with the mystery without buckling under his mounting dread? With a little help from friends (old and new), hot cocoa, and some classic short stories read aloud, the prognosis is good.

  • The penultimate book in the Deckawoo Drive series, the spin-off of the New York Times-bestselling Mercy Watson series
  • A relatable look at an anxious child and how he's able to reframe his worries into miracles
  • The text references three famous short stories (by O Henry, HG Wells, and Langston Hughes), which may encourage kids to discover these writers and explore their works further

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.

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.

ISBN: 9781536201819
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Dimensions: 136 x 201mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 07/02/21 at 22:26:51
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