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The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. 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. Featuring black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering, as well as an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. 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. Featuring black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering, as well as an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

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  • Lexile:
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  • Interest Level:
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  • Text Difficulty:
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  • DOGO Books 20amerheb - the book the tale of despereauxs is out of this world!Even if this is a book when i started reading it ,it was like a farytale coming to life.wh en i started reading this book i couldn't get my eyes away from it ! I fell depply inlove with this book!exept until chapter ten the book is stabbing me with a sharp wooden stick,it killed.When i finish the book i want to keep reading over and over again.this book keeps me occupied and in sespence.No matter what happens the book keeps me awake and waitting to see what will happen next .the book is about a mose named despereaux .he was born with his eyes open .he had big ears and he was really small. he dosen't act like any mice how they aresouposed to .he does the oppisite.i would love to say more about the book but i don't want to give it awaty.i encourge anyone to read this beautiful book.Tale Of Despereaux RULES!!!!!!!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from November 10, 2003
    The rich timbre of Malcolm's voice proves an appealing invitation for listeners to follow along with this romantic and funny tale of an unlikely hero. Despereaux Tilling, a tiny mouse with very large ears, has always been a misfit among mice. But it is his quirks—which include the ability to read books and tell stories, as well as his undying love for a human princess—that lead Despereaux on a quest that culminates in a most fitting "happily ever after" ending. Malcolm's humorous interpretation of Antoinette Tilling's (Despereaux's French mother) histrionics is fine entertainment. And his Roscuro the rat character delivers slick lines with a Latin flair. With asides directed at listeners and elements of royal intrigue, innocent romance and revenge, this listening experience sometimes recalls the film The Princess Bride
    . But movie fans or no, listeners will find lots to enjoy here. Ages 7-12.

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