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

Written by Kate DiCamillo and Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

The story of Despereaux, a mouse who falls in love with a human named Princess Pea who is being held prisoner by rats. Despereaux goes on a quest to save the princess and along the way has many adventures involving a rat named Roscuro, Miggery Sow, a girl who works in the castle, Gregory the jailor, and a cook who hates mice.

Age Range 7 - 10 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
272
Publisher
Candlewick
Grade Level 2nd - 5th
ISBN
9780763680893
Lexile 670
Themes