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

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By Kate DiCamillo
Publisher Candlewick
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 DiCamillos Newbery Medalwinning 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 slowwitted 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 others lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With blackandwhite illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

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31975 words31,975 words
272 pages272 pages
Lexile 670LLexile 670L
Grade 2 to 5Grade 2 to 5
Age 7-10Age 7-10
Published 2015Published 2015
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Book ISBN:

0763680893

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