A very Mercy Christmas / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
- 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.
"Mercy ornament inside!"--Dust jacket.
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.
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