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Mercy Watson Fights Crime

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

"Another rollicking addition starring the porcine wonder. . . . Will keep newly independent readers turning the pages. — School Library Journal (starred review)

Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he's just a thief. In fact, Leroy is robbing the Watsons' kitchen right this minute! As he drags the toaster across the counter — screeeeeech — and drops it into his bag — clannngggg — little does he know that a certain large pig who loves toast with a great deal of butter is stirring from sleep. Even less could he guess that comedy of errors (not to mention the buttery sweets in his pocket) will soon lead this little man on the wild and raucous rodeo ride he's always dreamed of! Nosy neighbors, astonished firemen, a puzzled policeman, and the ever-doting Watsons return for a tongue-in-snout adventure about Kate DiCamillo's delightfully single-minded pig.

  • Full-color paperback edition of the third Mercy Watson tale
  • Part of the New York Times best-selling series by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo
  • Named a Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Book of the Year and received a starred review in School Library Journal

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor winner; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; and the picture book Great Joy. She lives in Minneapolis.

About the illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is a professional illustrator whose work features regularly in magazines and advertisements. He has also written and illustrated a number of children's picture books. His illustrations for the Mercy Watson series, written by Kate Di Camillo, have a nostalgic comic flair. Chris lives in Maine, USA.

ISBN: 9780763649524
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 162 x 208mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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