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 acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As a child, Chris Van Dusen loved to go camping with his family--not in a cool camper like Mr. Magee's, but in a stinky old tent. Now he and his wife, Lori, share camping adventures with their two sons near their home in the wilds of Maine.