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Leroy Ninker’s Back

Tuesday August 19, 2014

2014 is one of those rare two-book-years for me, and so it’s time for another book launch! This go around, the book is titled Leroy Ninker Saddles Up written by the one and only Kate DiCamillo. Yes, it’s true, Kate is bringing back all the characters from the Mercy Watson books and Leroy Ninker (originally from Mercy Watson Fights Crime) is the star of book one in a whole new series called Tales From Deckawoo Drive. These books are aimed at a slightly older audience than the Mercy Watson books – a bit more text heavy and a little less illustrated. This time, the interior illustrations are black and white as opposed to full color, but I ended up painting them in gouache, same as I did in the Mercy Watson books. I’m happy with the result because the pictures capture the feel of the original series. Tales From Deckawoo Drive will be perfect for kids who read Mercy last year or the year before and need something a little more challenging. So far, the reviews have been fantastic.

Here’s all the info you need:

What: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up book launch and signing

Where: The Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View Street, Camden, Maine 

When: Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 AM to noon

Of course if you can’t make it, you can always call Selena at the O&T and reserve or order a signed copy. The number is (207) 230-7335.

Hope to see you there!