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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
Age range: 8 to 11 years old Publication Date: 01/03/2016
RRP  $15.99 $15.35
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)
Age range:
8 to 11 years old
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-03-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
193.8x131.83x19.81mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is one of America's most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, for The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis.

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