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Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Metaphor alert! An ode to a certain pig kicks off one wild school day in this fifth tale from Deckawoo Drive, now available in paperback.

Stella Endicott loves her teacher, Miss Liliana. And she is thrilled when her class is assigned to write a poem. Stella crafts a beautiful poem about Mercy Watson, the pig who lives next door—a poem complete with a metaphor and full of curiosity and courage. But Horace Broom, Stella's irritating classmate, insists that Stella’s poem is full of lies and that pigs do not live in houses. And when Stella and Horace get into a shouting match in the classroom, Miss Liliana banishes them to the principal’s office. Will the two of them find a way to turn this opposite-of-a-poem day around? In this spirited fifth volume in the Deckawoo Drive series by Kate DiCamillo, anything is possible—even a friendship with a boy deemed to be (metaphorically speaking) an overblown balloon.

  • Now in paperback, the fifth book in the Deckawoo Drive series, simultaneous with hardcover publication of the sixth book, which stars Stella Endicott's brother, Franklin
  • Features Stella Endicott, Mercy Watson's young neighbor, in a classroom setting
  • A great springboard for classroom discussions about poetry, metaphors, the solar system, and friendship

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: 9781536219043
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 2, 2021
Dimensions: 136 x 201mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 10/01/21 at 22:41:06
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