Biography for Mercy Watson Fights Crime


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Kate DiCamillo is the author of the first two stories starring the porcine wonder, MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE and MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE. She is also the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which won the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; THE TIGER RISING, a National Book Award Finalist; and THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-ilustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He lives in Camden, Maine.

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