The Tale Of Despereaux, Hardcover   -     By: Kate DiCamillo
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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.

From the master storyteller who brought us Because of Winn-Dixie comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering, in an elegant design that pays tribute to the best in classic children's books and bookmaking traditions. The beloved author of Because of Winn-Dixie enlightens us with a tale of adventure, despair, love, and soup. Recommended for ages 7 to 12. The 2004 Newbery Medal winner.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Dimensions: 0.96 X 8.88 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0763617229
ISBN-13: 9780763617226
Ages: 7-12

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