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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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Jesse

Hometown:

Montazuma

Age:

9

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Tiger Rising is the best book ever. I can't put it down. I loved how Kate used the words to describe the tiger which was orange and gold and so bright as it was pacing back and forth trapped in its cage.

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Jennifer

Hometown:

Florida

Age:

13

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You should get this book. It's great. I'm really into the book. I can't put the book down. It's nice so you should get this book.

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Name:

Jennifer

Hometown:

Florida

Age:

13

Review:

It was really good. I was into the book, couldn't put the book down. It was really fun to read.

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Name:

Cassie

Hometown:

Streamwood

Age:

11

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I just loved this book! I'm an excellent reader, but it took me two days to read. (Usually, I read a book in one day.) It was challenging by how long it was, but so interesting and made so much sense!

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Cassie

Hometown:

Streamwood

Age:

11

Review:

An awesome book! Kate DiCamillo is a great author!

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