The Tale Of Despereaux

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Homepage 9780763680893

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  • : $17.99(NZD)
  • : 9780763680893
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : Candlewick Press
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  • : 0.221353
  • : July 2015
  • : 190mm X 130mm X 23mm
  • : United States
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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.


From the opening line you will fall in love with this beautiful and enchanting tale of a very small (even for a mouse) mouse and his unexpected passions, adventures, loves and talents. Told with wonderful lyrical prose throughout, it's a treat for adults too and wonderful for reading aloud. 

Winner of the Newberry Medal, The Tale of Despereaux is one of those books that will stay with you forever. It (Think Antoine De Saint ExupĂ©ry's The Little Prince) that deftly guide the reader to positive open mindedness as well as entertain. It's a long time personal favourite of mine and I am very fussy! (A staff pick of Bernice at the Dorothy Butler Children's bookshop)