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A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Program designed for kids in PreK-Grade 2.

Come to the Essex Library for an interactive virtual author talk with Mercy Watson series author Kate DiCamillo, shown on our large projector screen. After the author talk, join us for a snack at our Hot Toast and Tea Party, and create a Mercy Watson Pig Mask craft! Talk presented by the Library Speakers Consortium.

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About the talk:

Join us for a visit to Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson! Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive. We will also be celebrating the publication of the final book in the Mercy Watson series!

Mercy is selfish and impulsive, but no matter how much trouble she gets in, Mr. and Mrs. Watson continue to love her and see her in the best possible light. Young readers love to join along in her hilarious adventures, taking comfort in the fact that their parents and guardians will love them no matter what as well. BYOBT – Bring Your Own Buttered Toast!

About the Author:

Kate DiCamillo is the award-winning author of over 30 books for children. She served as the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress. Several of her books have been turned into movies, and one was even adapted as an opera. She grew up in Florida and currently lives in Minnesota.


July 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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