The Tale of Despereaux
Being the Story of A Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, and A Spool of ThreadeBook - 2003
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.
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sijohnson0706 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 14
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Despereaux looked for a long moment into Mig's small concerned eyes and then there came a blinding flash and the sound of metal moving through air as Mig brought the kitchen knife down, down, down. Despereaux felt a very intense pain in his hindquarters.
"These 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."
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This is a book with different stories about mice, rats, a princess and a very unfortunate girl who was sold by her father. These stories intertwine in order to tell a tale about a mouse who disappointed his mouse community and fell in love with a princess and lived happily ever after.
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