The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

by Kate DiCamillo and Timothy Basil Ering

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2016

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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning tale.

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

ISBN:
9780763680893
9780763680893
Category:
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
193.8x130.3x19.05mm
Weight:
0.22kg
Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis, USA.

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