Mercy Watson to the Rescue

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Written by Kate DiCamillo
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763645044
ISBN-13: 9780763645045
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Chris Van Dusen

series name:
Mercy Watson

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 new character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.

The first adventure of this NEW YORK TIMES best-selling porcine wonder is now available in paperback. (Ages 6 - 8)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$5.99 / $8.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763645044 / 9780763645045
on sale date:
12/2009
type/format:
Fiction - First Chapter Book / Trade Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
80 / 6 3/8" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Animals; Readers; Humorous Stories;
author’s comments:
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."
illustrator’s comments:
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."
 
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