Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise
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illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Candlewick Press, July 2007
Early chapter book, ISBN 978-0-7636-3014-0

Can visions of treats entice a porcine wonder to wear her princess costume?

Hold on for some Halloween havoc, Mercy Watson-style!

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 those piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would get into the act and lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo’s beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.

Read the Reviews
Young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. —Kirkus Reviews

The hilarious colored paintings, packed with action and emotion, add momentum to the pandemonium in this perfect beginning chapter book for second-graders. —Chicago Sun-Times

How can you go wrong with a pig in a pink tutu and tiara? —San Francisco Chronicle

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