Celebrate twenty years of Despereaux with a splendid anniversary edition-including a bonus original short story from Kate DiCamillo and a new piece of art by Timothy Basil Ering.
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 one another's lives. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
For this beautifully designed twentieth-anniversary edition, the author has written a brand-new short story, "The Tapestry at Norendy," inspired by the world of Despereaux and presented with a new black-and-white illustration by Timothy Basil Ering.
Title: The Tale of Despereaux Deluxe Anniversary Edition Book
Mastermind number: 231918
Shipping weight (lbs): 1.325
Package dimensions (inches): 8.56 x 6.5 x 0.98
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering
Publisher: Candlewick Press