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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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Name:

JATORIA

Hometown:

MARION

Age:

11

Review:

WONDERFUL BOOK!

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Name:

Keely

Hometown:

Wheaton

Age:

11

Review:

This book is one of the best! I love it how she talks to you! I give it 5 thumbs up! If I had 5 thumbs!

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Name:

Emily

Hometown:

Vestal

Age:

10

Review:

This book was so good!! I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Name:

Nicholas

Hometown:

Maryland

Age:

8

Review:

I loved it when Despereaux comes and saves the Princess Pea. It was so funny!!!!! After I read it, I felt I had lost a best friend!!!!!!!!

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Name:

Emily

Hometown:

Vestal

Age:

10

Review:

This book was very well written. I couldn't put it down! I think everyone would like it.

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