Join us for a special storytime with illustrator Chris Van Dusen, who will be sharing how beloved "porcine wonder" Mercy Watson came to live with Mr. and Mrs. Watson on Deckawoo Drive in his beautiful new picture book, A PIGLET NAMED MERCY.
One book purchase required per family to attend and meet Chris. Purchase your tickets here.
Children under 10 are welcome to join their adult with a specially priced $5 ticket. Proceeds from sale of children's tickets will go directly toward donation of books to communities in need.
All of Chris Van Dusen’s books will also be available for purchase at this event. He will sign an unlimited number of onsite-purchased books and up to two pre-purchased copies of his work for ticketholders.
In this prequel to the bestselling MERCY WATSON series, Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive — and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same.
Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Circus Ship and Hattie & Hudson, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. He lives in Maine.