|By (author):||Dicamillo, Kate|
|Illustrated By:||Van Dusen, Chris|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pigs|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books|
|Size:||8.20in x 6.40in x 0.25in|
|From The Publisher*||It's the best thing since buttered toast - Mercy Watson in paperback! |
To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig - she's a porcine wonder. And to the 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!
|Biographical Note||Kate DiCamillo is the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which received the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; and THE TIGER RISING, which was named a National Book Award Finalist. 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."|
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." This is his first book with Candlewick Press.