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Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the ‘wonky in the extreme’ text and energetic, innocent art." —School Library Journal

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie’s title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater’s Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that’s trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy’s earlier adventures.

  • Complete your set of Mercy Watson paperbacks!
  • New Mercy Watson website for readers to explore Mercy's world and learn more about the porcine wonder
  • Same high production quality as the hardcovers, making these paperbacks a great value

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

About the illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of King Hugo's Huge Ego and The Circus Ship, and the illustrator of the best-selling Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo. He lives in Maine.

ISBN: 9780763652326
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Dimensions: 162 x 208mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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