Wednesday, April 3rd @ 6:00pm - Chris Van Dusen illustration demo and signing of "A Piglet Named Mercy"


Chris Van Dusen at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes illustrator Chris Van Dusen to the store to discuss and sign A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm.  Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. Chris will also be doing an illustration demo!

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling 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, then 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 Mr. Magee books, If I Built A Car, The Circus Ship, and Hattie & Hudson. He is the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo's beloved Mercy Watson series. Chris lives in Maine with his lovely wife Lori, two sons, and a yellow lab named Opal. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
A Piglet Named Mercy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763677534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 2nd, 2019