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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kate DiCamillo)

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About the Book



When she confronts a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost, animal control officer Francine Poulet questions her abilities.



Book Synopsis



"Francine Poulet will wrangle readers' hearts along with rascally wildlife in this standout early chapter book." -- Booklist (starred review)

Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County, hailing from a long line of animal control officers. "The genuine article," Francine's dad always called her. She is never scared -- until, that is, she's faced with a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost. Maybe Francine isn't cut out to be an animal control officer after all! Join a cast of familiar characters -- Frank, Stella, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy the porcine wonder--for some riotous raccoon wrangling in the second tale from Deckawoo Drive.



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Fans of Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (2014) will relish this new tale, which successfully expands the core of the Mercy Watson series while offering generous cameos from the original characters, as well as much buttered toast. No one offers early readers better quality prose than DiCamillo, who never allows the constrictions of this format to deter her from excellent writing: "Franny, you are the genuine article. You are solid. You are certain. You are like a refrigerator. You hum." Series illustrator Van Dusen's artwork (not seen in final form) is a treat, as always, reflecting the quirkiness of DiCamillo's unique cast of characters. Francine Poulet will wrangle readers' hearts along with rascally wildlife in this standout early chapter book.
--Booklist (starred review)

New readers ready for a challenge and some laughs will welcome more characters from Deckawoo Drive.
--Kirkus Reviews

Like Leroy Ninker Saddles Up, it's a witty yet tender reminder of the importance of being one's best self. You do you, Francine.
--Publishers Weekly

With plenty of white space and a large font the title is tailor-made for young readers transitioning to chapter books and will be enjoyed by "Mercy Watson" (Candlewick) fans and new readers alike...A worthy addition to the series.
--School Library Journal

DiCamillo's quick, dryly hilarious dialogue makes this over-the-top story shine, as does the tender subplot about Francine's father, who still roots for her from the great beyond. Chris Van Dusen's comical caricatures of Officer Poulet, the ridiculously bejeweled Mrs. Bissinger and that crazy ghost raccoon make the whole book hum.
--Shelf Awareness

The wacky plot comes smartly together with humorous insights and lively illustrations. Familiar characters, including Frank and Stella, the Lincoln sisters, and Mrs. Watson, lead the story to its climax on Deckawoo Drive, resulting in the raccoon's capture, the restoration of Francine's self-esteem, and lots of toast.
--The Horn Book

DiCamillo's writing is diverting and warmly descriptive, the story has heart, and Francine is an undeniably likable character. Even in black and white, Van Dusen's illustrations evince warmth and humor. Fans of the first book in the series, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (BCCB 9/14), and the Mercy Watson books may find similar enjoyment here.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

School librarians will definitely want to add this new escapade to their collections.
--School Library Connection

Kate DiCamillo delivers an inspiring message replete with suspense and fun...
--Star Tribune



About The Author



Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including six books about Mercy Watson as well as the Deckawoo Drive spin-off series, and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which won Newbery Medals. In 2014, she was named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She lives in Minneapolis.

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of The Circus Ship, King Hugo's Huge Ego, and Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series as well as Mac Barnett's President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath. Chris Van Dusen lives in Maine.

Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 91
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Series Title: Tales from Deckawoo Drive
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Format: Paperback
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2016
TCIN: 51279303
UPC: 9780763690885
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-8135
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.5 inches length x 1 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
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Fun!

5 out of 5 stars
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