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Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

Mercy Watson:  Princess in Disguise Author Kate Dicamillo
Publisher Candlewick Press
ISBN 9780763630140
Publication Year 2007
Honors None
Reading Level 2.7
Main Character Age 0
Main Character is Not Human
Summary (Publisher"s Summary)
The fourth PIG TALE. It's Halloween on Deckawoo Drive, and Mr. and Mrs. Watson have decided on the perfect costume for Mercy. Though it takes a little convincing to get her into it, Mercy is encouraged by the promise of treats. For what could be better than a treat-getting adventure? Especially if it happens to involve a chase.

Subject Matter Summaries

Summary Details For Positive Elements:

p.66 The Watsons demonstrate wonderful hospitality: "Everyone was in the Watson’s kitchen. Everyone was gathered around the Watson's table. 'Have you ever had the toast here?' Lorenzo [the fireman] asked Stella....'You are in for a treat,' said Ned [the fireman]. 'The toast here is excellent.'"

Summary Details For Mature Subject Matter:

There is no mature subject matter in the book.

Summary Details For Profanity/Language:

There is no profanity in the book.

Summary Details For Sexual Content:

There is no sexual content in the book.

Summary Details For Violence/Illegal Activity:

There are no violent or illegal elements in the book.

Summary Details For Tobacco/Alcohol/Drugs:

There are no alcohol, tobacco, or drug elements in the book.

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Summary Details For Disrespectful/Anti-Social Elements:

EXPRESSIONS OF BAD ATTITUDES, ANGER, AND MOODINESS p.21 Eugenia Lincoln slams the door on her neighbors when they come trick-or-treating. p.28, 35-36 Eugenia shouts at her sister and eventually screams, "Get out of my kitchen immediately!" p.62 When the firemen arrive to get her cat out of the tree, Eugenia responds, "What took you so long?" p.67 "'Bah,' said Eugenia Lincoln, 'who needs neighbors?'"