The Tale of Despereaux

  • Softcover
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering


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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.

Product Specification

Title: The Tale of Despereaux

ISBN: 9780763680893

Mastermind number: 139634

Shipping weight (lbs): 0.49

Package dimensions (inches): 7.63 x 5.13 x 0.75

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering

Format: Softcover

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Pages: 272

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