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The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux

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Author:

Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator:

Timothy Basil Ering

Publisher:

Candlewick Press

Categories:

Award Winning, Popular

Ages:

9-12

Summary: 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. And 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, featuring twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering, in an elegant design that pays tribute to the best in classic children's books and bookmaking traditions.


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Bianca

Hometown:

chicago

Age:

12

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I love this book!!!!!!!!!!I love Despereaux!!!!!!!! I love him because his ears make him look cute!!!!!!!

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Kristy

Hometown:

Fargo

Age:

10

Review:

I loved it, and the book is soooo much better than the movie!

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BIT

Hometown:

YAMVILLE

Age:

11

Review:

BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!

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Sally

Hometown:

Philadelphia

Age:

11

Review:

It's great! I read it all in one day. it was so good.

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Ashley

Hometown:

New York

Age:

13

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It's great! I loved doing my summer reading on this book.

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