Tales from Deckawoo Drive
Candlewick Press 2014 - Present
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In this series, spun-off from the original Mercy Watson books, author Kate DiCamillo delves into the lives of Leroy Ninker, Francine Poulet, Baby and Eugenia Lincoln, and Stella and Franklin Endicott to find out what makes them tick. Along the way, she introduces us to a whole cast of wonderful new characters.
"Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen strike gold with this charming addition to the Mercy Watson story-verse. Van Dusen's personality-filled illustrations perfectly complement the writing, making for a very enjoyable read-aloud."
~ Shelf Awareness, starred review
"DiCamillo’s quirky, eccentric characters speak in flowery sentiments and employ charming wordplay. Along with Van Dusen’s well-matched illustrations, there’s a sweet, retro innocence reminiscent of McCloskey’s classic ‘Homer Price’."
~ Kirkus Reviews
"No one offers early readers better quality prose than DiCamillo, who never allows the constrictions of this format to deter her from excellent writing. Series illustrator Van Dusen’s artwork is a treat, as always, reflecting the quirkiness of DiCamillo’s unique cast of characters."
~ Booklist, starred review