Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Paperback)

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By Kate Dicamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
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"Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson." – School Library Journal

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 piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would 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.

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.

Praise For…


As always, the Watsons' enthusiasm for their porcine marvel is both hysterical and heartwarming. There is something reassuring about the way they regard Mercy: She is beautiful. She is wonderful. She is adored. Which actually sums up the way I feel about Kate DiCamillo’s series.
—Kidsreads.com

Kate DiCamillo's porcine heroine returns…once again all's well that ends with buttered toast.
—Publishers Weekly

The humorous tone and simple sentences will appeal to young readers, as will Chris Van Dusen’s energetic gouache paintings.
—Washington Parent

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

There’s a lot of silly fun in store for readers.
—Journal Inquirer

Learning-to-read kids will appreciate Chris Van Dusen’s dynamic illustrations that are interspersed throughout the text.
—Associated Press

The brilliantly colored illustrations by Chris Van Dusen pack a comical punch.
—Scripps-Howard

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

An irresistible reading romp with lightning-fast action and sparkling slapstick illustrations.
—Curriculum Connection
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763649517
ISBN-10: 0763649511
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: June 4th, 2010
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Mercy Watson