Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Written by Kate DiCamillo & illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Book #1 in the Mercy Watson Series
$15.99
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5 - 9
Reading age
80
Page count
24
Words per page
~381L
Lexile measure
Aug 23, 2005
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From the one and only Kate DiCamillo comes an irresistible new hero for early chapter book readers, brightly captured with comic nostalgic flair by Chris Van Dusen. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780763622701
Publication Date
August 23, 2005
Publisher
Candlewick
Page Count
80
Words Per Page
24
Audience
Transitional Reader
Reading Age
5 - 9 years
Est. Lexile® Level
~381L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~K
ATOS® Book Level
2.7
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
88160
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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