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

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"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious."— BOOKLIST (starred review)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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 267
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Mice
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2015
TCIN: 50098418
UPC: 9780763680893
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-1299
$7.99

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