A Very Mercy Christmas

Candlewick Press 2022

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When Stella Endicott gets the sudden idea to go caroling, she has a little trouble getting anyone to join her. Will Stella need to sing by herself, accompanied only by the cacophonous contributions of the pig, the cat, and the horse she picks up along the way? Or might there be a gentle miracle in store?


"Van Dusen's humorous, sharply characterized illustrations pair well with DiCamillo‘s mix of down-to-earth language and transporting lyricism."
~ Horn Book

"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

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