A Very Mercy Christmas

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$18.99  $17.66
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
9.69 X 10.87 X 0.39 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, she lives in Minneapolis.

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Circus Ship and Big Truck, Little Island, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. He lives in Maine.


Thanks to DiCamillo's quirky and endearing characters and subtle use of scene, [this story] feels like a bit of Christmas magic. . . . This celebration of community lit from the spark of just one joyful child anchors this familiar, warm story. . . . Has to be said: It hits all the right notes.
--Kirkus Reviews

Expressive, pink-flushed characters sparkle in scenes bedecked with festive cheer in the winsome illustrations of this holiday tale.
--Foreword Reviews

Van Dusen's cool tones, saturated colors, and expressiveness pair well with the written words, providing nuance. . . a heartwarming Christmas story that emphasizes being kind to one another.
--School Library Journal

In this latest Deckawoo Drive picture-book spin-off, young Stella Endicott is feeling the Christmas spirit. . . . As usual, Van Dusen's humorous, sharply characterized illustrations pair well with DiCamillo's mix of down-to-earth language and transporting lyricism.
--The Horn Book

Singing Christmas carols with kids is one of the great joys of the season and this sweet picture book will inspire even the most tuneless among us to join in.
--Amazon Book Review

For both newcomers and fans of Mercy Watson and the characters of Deckawoo Drive alike, this Christmas tale is sure to put a smile on your kid's face. . . . With fun, colorful illustrations, it's a celebration of the small miracles the holidays bring. Best of all, when you order this book, a Mercy ornament is included!

Fans of the Mercy Watson series will love this holiday installment.
--VeryWell Family