Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise
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illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Candlewick Press, July 2008
Early chapter book, ISBN 978-0-7636-3265-6

Can Mercy Watson outwit . . . Animal Control? The porcine wonder’s on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure!

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?

Read the Reviews
Mercy Watson fans will surely love this deliciously, ridiculously funny story...Chris Van Dusen has produced delightful illustrations that perfectly compliment Kate DiCamillo's prose.—Looking Glass Review

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