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

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

By Kate DiCamillo

100 ratings 129 reviews 153 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.732375
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.
With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN-13: 9780763680893
ISBN-10: 0763680893
Published on 12/8/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 272

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This is the most awsome book I have ever read! It is amazing! I recomend it to 7-15.

I remember reading this during Reading Olympics and finding that others in it didn't like this book. Personally, I think it is very clever and entertaining to read. I highly recommend!

This is the best book ever! We are almost done reading it, it is awesome.

This story is about being different and finding out how to fit in.

GREAT!!! You must read this. I won't put in a long review, but just trust me on this one. Have a nice day!!!

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I love that author there are so much good books that she wrote.

Despereaux : the super cute mouse with large eyes and ears.

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