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The Tale of Despereaux

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

by Kate DiCamillo Author · Timothy Basil Ering Illustrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication Date:
2009
Available in:
United States, Singapore, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Qatar, Netherlands, Egypt, Hong Kong, South Korea, Oman, Bangladesh, Venezuela, India, Mexico, China, Colombia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Russian Federation, Malta, Iceland, Tunisia

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Kate DiCamillo (Author)

The theme of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances is a common thread in much of Kate DiCamillo's writing. In her instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a haughty china rabbit undergoes a profound tra...

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