The Mercy Watson Collection, Volume 1: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

The Mercy Watson Collection, Volume 1: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

by Kate DiCamillo, Ron McLarty
     
 

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

To Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig–she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watson's are an excellent source of buttered toast, no to mention that buttery-toast feeling she gets when she snuggles in to bed with them. This is not, however so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK!

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

To Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig–she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watson's are an excellent source of buttered toast, no to mention that buttery-toast feeling she gets when she snuggles in to bed with them. This is not, however so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson.

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a "You are such a good sport, darling" to get the portly pig out of the driver's seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Because of Winn-Dixie, the Newbery Honor-winning debut of Kate DiCamillo, has made such a splash into popular culture that one can even purchase a plush "Winn-Dixie" toy. Her new character Mercy, the "porcine wonder," may be next in the popularity line. Certainly children will relate to this lovable porker, her relentless pursuit of "hot toast with a great deal of butter" and her ability to allow this narrow focus to lead her blindly into unforeseen situations (that, fortunately for her, inadvertently make her into the town hero). Actor-turned-writer Ron McLarty does an excellent job of narrating Mercy's adventures. His voice carries just the right balance of a knowing but friendly authority who himself is charmed by the overly enthusiastic Mercy. His years as a voiceover talent serve him well, allowing him to conjure up wonderful voices for all of the characters. Particularly fun is his cartoonish public official voice for Officer Tomillelo, whose internal dialogue goes like this: "Have laws been broken here? Most certainly, laws have been broken here." Ages 6-9. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307284259
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Series:
Mercy Watson Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1CDs, 45 min.
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
287,102
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 5.84(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of the first three stories starring Mercy Watson. She is also the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which won the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. 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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