The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

By Kate DiCamillo; Graeme Malcolm (Read by)

Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9781400099139, 3pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2005

This is the story of Desperaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. 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.
And what happens then?
Listeners, it is your destiny to find out.

About the Author
KATE DICAMILLO lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the author of "The Tale of Despereaux," which won the Newbery Medal, and "The Tiger Rising," which was named a National Book Award Finalist.