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Mercy Watson to the rescue  Cover Image Book Book

Mercy Watson to the rescue / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen.

DiCamillo, Kate, (author.). Van Dusen, Chris, (illustrator.).


After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig -- she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash -- "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind -- like a sudden craving for their neighbors' sugar cookies? Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson -- an ebullient new character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0763622702
  • ISBN: 9780763622701
  • ISBN: 9780763645045
  • ISBN: 0763645044
  • ISBN: 1415633215
  • ISBN: 9781415633212
  • Physical Description: 68 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2005.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
450L Lexile.
Elementary Grade.
450 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 2.7 0.5.
Accelerated Reader LG 2.7 0.5 0.5 88160.
Reading Counts! 2.3.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Subject: Swine > Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors > Juvenile fiction.
Fire departments > Juvenile fiction.
Fire departments.
Humorous stories.
Genre: Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Juvenile works.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library EASY FIC DICAMILLO 111565 CHILDREN Available -

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