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Leroy Ninker Saddles up

Leroy Ninker Saddles up

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Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo's New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.

Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse -- until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters -- Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone's favorite porcine wonder, Mercy -- for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763663391
Branch Call Number: J Fiction
Characteristics: 85 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Dusen, Chris - Illustrator


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Jan 01, 2021

Another story in the Deckawoo Drive series. Silly, wacky, ridiculous. Author is the wonderful storyteller, Kate DiCamillo. Really like the illustrator, Chris Van Dusen. Ages 4-8 is the target audience?

Oct 02, 2018

Lessons in love and responsibility.
The hilarious and moving story of Leroy, his dream and his perfect match of a horse made us laugh and feel a sweet nostalgic kind of love for them aching for more beautiful words of the heart.

Heather Glenna Fortuny Jan 27, 2015

Funny! Lots of easy new vocabulary learning!

lasstaff Dec 16, 2014

I love this book

dsankey Dec 16, 2014

Wonderful, my 8 yrd old grandson loved this book and wants to read more of the same.

Here's book for fans of DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series introducing a small-in-stature cowboy named Leroy Ninker and his new horse Maybelline. It's as goofy as all get out and worthy of a whole-hearted, "Yeehaw!" Grades 1-3

ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"In real life, Leroy Ninker sells popcorn at the Bijou Drive-In Theater. But in his dreams, Leroy is a cowboy just like the ones in the Wednesday night Western movie double feature. Determined to make his dreams come true, Leroy learns to talk and dress like a cowboy (boots, hat, and all) and goes in search of a trusty steed. What he finds, however, is Maybelline, an old horse who loves sweet talk and prefers spaghetti to hay. Supported by old-fashioned yet energetic artwork, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo's distinctively quirky blend of humour and heart shines in this chapter book spin-off of the popular Mercy Watson series." Kids' Books September 2014 newsletter

Sep 03, 2014

is it a baby book?


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Jan 28, 2016

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