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The Tale of Despereaux

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

Kate DiCamillo


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/25/2003)
Paperback (12/8/2015)
Hardcover (8/25/2003)
Library Binding, Large Print (1/10/2019)
Prebound (12/8/2015)
CD-Audio (4/12/2005)
Paperback, Chinese (1/1/2011)
Audio Cassette (8/26/2003)
Hardcover (9/23/2008)
Hardcover, Japanese (4/10/2004)
Hardcover (12/1/2004)
Prebound (4/11/2006)
Prebound (4/1/2006)
Hardcover, Large Print (6/10/2004)
Paperback, Chinese (7/1/2014)
Hardcover, Japanese (3/2/2016)
Paperback (4/11/2006)
Paperback (2/1/2010)


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.

Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432864057

Publication Date: March 13, 2019