Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Mercy Watson Series #4)
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Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Mercy Watson Series #4)

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by Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen
     
 

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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

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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 delightful pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.

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Kirkus Reviews
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday-a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Mercy is dubious, especially after struggling with her dress, until the word "treats" is mentioned. Toast with a great deal of butter is her favorite treat, and that thought is enough to keep our little porker in the game. Following the formula perfected in the earlier titles, the hilarity is found more in the super-saturated illustrations than in the words. Whether Mercy is flying after a terrified cat or snuffling for butter candy, the illustrations are energetic and the sly wit is infectious. One quibble: Because of the placement of spot art, some of the nighttime images show a blue-black darkness and others look like broad daylight. No matter, though-young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763630140
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Series:
Mercy Watson Series, #4
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
141,189
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 6.65(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile:
390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
March 25, 1964
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987

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Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anitamom More than 1 year ago
My 8-year-old daughter LOVES this series of books and has every one of them now, this was her last purchase. She reads them over and over and over. Great art, and the story is written well for children 4-10 to enjoy I believe and they are just funny and quirky and different than any other series of books. Look forward to more in the series.
Frankleigh More than 1 year ago
I like how it was about Halloween and Eugenia didn't like Halloween. It's funny that Mercy went out a princess. A pig dressed up like a princess, that was hilarious. Baby was nice and did something nice for her neighbors. If you like pigs and princesses you will love this book. (Franklieigh's 3rd grader wrote this review) This is a great beginner chapter book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book proves to kids that you can polish a pig or better yet, dress one up and present it in a better light. My child loves it!
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