A Piglet Named Mercy
Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
(Walker Books)– hardback
Mercy Watson is an American early chapter book staple. Have you every wondered how the toast and butter eating treasure arrived on Deckawoo Drive? We are witness to this ‘A Piglet Named Mercy’. Further we see her introduction to Mr and Mrs Watson. What do they make of her piggy perfection? How can they accommodate her porcine needs?
Kate DiCamillo was named to a two-year term as the US national ambassador for young people’s literature by the Library of Congress in 2014.
Kate DiCamillo is one of only six writers only, to have won the Newbery Medal for Literature twice.