Franklin Endicott and the Third Key
Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Six
author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Chris Van Dusen
Tales from Deckawoo Drive
Welcome back to Deckawoo Drive for a sixth endearing installment in the companion series to Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Frank Endicott is a worrier. He worries about lions, submarines, black holes, leprosy, and armadillos. He lists his worries alphabetically in a notebook and suffers vivid nightmares that even a certain neighborhood pig can’t dispatch. When he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln on an errand to duplicate a key at her favorite dark and dusty thrift shop, Frank earns fresh cause for alarm. Odd Buddy Lamp, the shop’s proprietor, has sent them home with not only the original key and its copy, but a mysterious third key as well. Can Frank come to terms with the mystery without buckling under his mounting dread? With a little help from friends (old and new), hot cocoa, and some classic short stories read aloud, the prognosis is good.
“A glorious love letter to childhood uncertainty and the powerful and transformative world of reading.”—School Library Journal (starred review)