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A very Mercy Christmas  Cover Image Book Book

A very Mercy Christmas / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

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


Stella Endicott felt joyful. She felt like something miraculous might happen. She wanted to sing.When Stella gets the sudden idea to go caroling, she has a little trouble getting someone to join her. Her brother, Frank, is not good at spontaneity. The Watsons are very involved in a precarious fruitcake attempt (but happy to send their pig, Mercy, out for the occasion). Eugenia Lincoln declines, a bit rudely, to accompany on her accordion, and Horace Broom is too busy studying planetary movement. Will Stella need to sing by herself-with enthusiastic contributions from the pig, the cat, and the horse she picks up on the way? Or does the evening hold a miracle Stella hadn't expected? With tender affection for Mercy Watson and all her Deckawoo Drive friends, Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen offer a picture-book homage to the season that is perfectly suited for family sharing-perhaps with some cups of hot cocoa and a stack of well-buttered toast.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536213607
  • ISBN: 1536213608
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 punch-out ornament.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Mercy ornament inside!"--Dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
3-7 years
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 517672.
Subject: Watson, Mercy (Fictitious character) > Juvenile fiction.
Swine > Juvenile fiction.
Caroling > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Christmas fiction.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 14 of 33 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lebanon-Laclede County.


  • 7 current holds with 33 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon-Laclede County Library E DiCamillo (Text) 3803825318 Picture Books Checked out 12/19/2023

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