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Candlewick Press (MA)

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

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From the one and only Kate DiCamillo comes an irresistible new hero for early chapter book readers, brightly captured with comic nostalgic flair by Chris Van Dusen.

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.

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 08/23/2005
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.60h x 6.62w x 0.51d
ISBN: 9780763622701
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 88160 / Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Monarch Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Buckaroo Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 06/20/2005 pg. 77
Booklist 08/01/2005 pg. 2022
Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2005 pg. 971
School Library Journal 10/01/2005 pg. 112
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2005 pg. 176 - Recommended
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/01/2006 pg. 12
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2006 pg. 60 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
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.

Chris Van Dusen is an author and illustrator of several picture books. He lives in Maine, USA.
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