Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

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Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes
Written by Kate DiCamillo
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763636444
ISBN-13: 9780763636449
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Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Chris Van Dusen

series name:
Mercy Watson

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the movies. But not Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who think the title of the film is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the fact that the drive-in proudly serves real butter on its Bottomless Bucket of popcorn. So when they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts her snout and becomes a pig on a mission – for what is more heavenly than being hot on the trail of a true butter smell? Masterful slapstick director Kate DiCamillo sends Mercy on a delirious chase, followed by a trail of hapless rescuers that fans will recognize from prior episodes. And Chris Van Dusen’s comic retro illustrations perfectly capture a nostalgic pastime – along with the newest antics of a charmingly single-minded pig.

The porcine wonder is off to the drive-in -- and driven to follow that buttery smell -- in a comic crescendo that reunites a familiar cast of characters.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$14.99 / $20.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763636444 / 9780763636449
on sale date:
07/2009
type/format:
Fiction - First Chapter Book / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
96 / 6 3/8" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Animals; Humorous Stories; Readers; Performing Arts;
author’s comments:
Kate DiCamillo is the author of the first five stories starring Mercy Watson. She is also the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which won the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and the New York Times best-selling picture book Great Joy. She lives in Minneapolis.
illustrator’s comments:
Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-illustrator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, and If I Built a Car. He lives in Camden, Maine.
 
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