The Tale of Despereaux (Paperback)
Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763625290, 267pp.
Publication Date: April 11, 2006
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/25/2003)
Paperback, Large Print (3/13/2019)
Library Binding, Large Print (1/10/2019)
Audio Cassette (8/26/2003)
Hardcover, Japanese (3/2/2016)
Hardcover, Japanese (4/10/2004)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (6/1/2004)
Paperback, Chinese (7/1/2014)
Paperback, Chinese (1/1/2011)
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. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.