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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.

To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig — she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash – "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind — like a sudden craving for their neighbors' sugar cookies? Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson — an ebullient character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.

  • Mercy Watson now in paperback.
  • First Mercy title ever!
  • From Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo.

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the award-winning author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, THE TIGER RISING, and THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. She says, "Mercy Watson had been in my head for a long time, but I couldn't figure out how to tell her story. One day, my friend Alison was going on and on and on about the many virtues of toast. As I listened to her, I could see Mercy nodding in emphatic agreement. Sometimes you don't truly understand a character until you know what she loves above all else."

About the illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He says, "When I first read Mercy Watson to the Rescue, the characters were very vivid in my mind, and they just came to life when I started painting. This is exactly the type of story I love to illustrate -- a wonderfully silly adventure with lots of action."

ISBN: 9780763645045
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: April 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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