Synopses & Reviews
Oh, Mercy! Pig out on the first six adventures in the New York Times best-selling series, all tucked together in one enticing box—the perfect gift!
Foiling a robber, driving a car, squeezing into a tutu—is there anything the porcine wonder wont do in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast, or just a rollicking fun time? And who knows what other adventures twinkle in her mischievous eyes? Here, for Mercy Watsons loyal fans and new friends, comes a big fat paperback collection of pig tales that will have readers squealing with delight. Included are:
MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE
MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE
MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME
MERCY WATSON: PRINCESS IN DISGUISE
MERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIG
MERCY WATSON: SOMETHING WONKY THIS WAY COMES
"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the ‘wonky in the extreme text and energetic, innocent art." -School Library Journal
Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movies title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theaters 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 thats trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercys earlier adventures.
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 Mercy Watson, who is inspired by the smell of popcorn. Full color.
About the Author
Kate DiCamillo is 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.
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.