Something Wonky This Way Comes (Mercy Watson #6)

Author(s): Kate DiCamillo; Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

Children's Fiction

"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the 'wonky in the extreme' text and energetic, innocent art." -School Library Journal

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie's title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater's Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that's trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy's earlier adventures.

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"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the 'wonky in the extreme' text and energetic, innocent art." -School Library Journal.

Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor winner; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; and the picture book Great Joy. She lives in Minneapolis.


Chris Van Dusen is a professional illustrator whose work features regularly in magazines and advertisements. He has also written and illustrated a number of children's picture books. His illustrations for the Mercy Watson series, written by Kate Di Camillo, have a nostalgic comic flair. Chris lives in Maine, USA

General Fields

  • : 9780763652326
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : February 2011
  • : 208mm X 163mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate DiCamillo; Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
  • : Kate DiCamillo; Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
  • : 6-8
  • : 6-8
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Chris Van Dusen
  • : Chris Van Dusen
  • : illustrations
  • : illustrations
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 96
  • : 96