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Mercy Watson

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Mercy Watson

written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations 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. 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.
 
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Mercy Watson

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written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Chris Van Dusen - Children's, Children's 7-9, Christian Fiction

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.

written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Chris Van Dusen - Children's, Fiction

Mercy loves nothing more than a ride in the convertible, with the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. But one day the Watsons’ elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some “folly and adventure” --- and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel!

written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Chris Van Dusen - Children's, Fiction

Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he’s just a thief. In fact, Leroy is robbing the Watsons’ kitchen right this minute! But little does he know that a certain pig who loves toast with a great deal of butter is stirring from sleep. Even less could he guess that a comedy of errors will soon lead this little man on the wild and raucous rodeo ride he’s always dreamed of!

written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen - Children's, Fiction

When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween --- complete with tiara --- they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-treating and can picture piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would lead them all on a Halloween “parade” of hysterical proportions?

written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Chris Van Dusen - Children's, Fiction

Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. "Where have all the flowers gone?" shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures --- and dial Animal Control! Has Mercy’s swine song come at last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast?

written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen - Children's, Fiction

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie’s title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater’s Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that’s trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy’s earlier adventures.