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The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread

Author: Kate DiCamillo; Timothy B Ering
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006 ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st pbk edView all editions and formats
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The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Fairy tales
Fantasy fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate DiCamillo; Timothy B Ering
ISBN: 0763625299 9780763625290 9780763617226 0763617229 9780756965808 0756965802 9780329464653 0329464655 9781415669921 1415669929
OCLC Number: 66462849
Notes: Originally published in 2003. Reprinted in 2006 with an excerpt of the author's "The Magician's Elephant."
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2004.
Target Audience: 670
Description: 267, [10] pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: A mouse is born --
Chiaroscuro --
Gor! The tale of miggery sow --
Recalled to the light --
Coda.
Responsibility: Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.

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This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro and a serving girl called Miggery Sow. These  Read more...

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DiCamillo "sets the stage for a battle between the forces of Darkness and Light in The Tale of Despereaux, and the book is a terrific, bravura performance."--The New York Times Book Review The author Read more...

 
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