||Delicious, comforting butter toast is what motivates "porcine wonder" Mercy Watson at all times, whether she's awake or dreaming or having an emergency. In this charming, nostalgic chapter book, the plump, pink pig lives with the doting Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who cherish her, despite the protests of their cantankerous neighbor, Eugenia Lincoln. One night, during a particularly hilarious catastrophe, though Mercy heads off in search of toast, she inadvertently saves the day. With lush, brightly colored gouache paintings. By an author with many awards under her belt, including the Newbery Medal winner THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, a Newbery Honor Book.