Mercy Watson Fights Crime

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Mercy Watson Fights Crime

By Kate DiCamillo; Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763649524, 70pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2010

Another rollicking addition starring the porcine wonder. . . . Will keep newly independent readers turning the pages.
School Library Journal (starred review)
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 Nosy neighbors, astonished firemen, a puzzled policeman, and the ever-doting Watsons return for a hilarious adventure.

About the Author
Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magician s Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. She lives in Minneapolis. "