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The Tale of Despereaux

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The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

About the Author

\Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, a Newbery Honor book, and THE TIGER RISING, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Kate DiCamillo says, "A few years ago, my best friend’s son asked me if I would write a story for him. ‘Well,’ I said, ‘I don’t normally write stories on command.’ ‘But this is a story that I know you would want to tell,’ he said. ‘It’s about an unlikely hero. He has exceptionally large ears.’ ‘What happens to this hero?’ I asked. ‘I don’t know,’ he said. ‘That’s why I want you to write it down, so we can find out.’ Well, Luke Bailey, three years later, here is the story of what happened to your exceptionally large-eared, unlikely hero."

Timothy Basil Ering is the author and illustrator of THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE, and he also created the cover image and interior black-and-white drawings for 33 SNOWFISH by Adam Rapp. Of his inspiration for the illustrations in The TALE OF DESPEREAUX, he says, "My mother may have been a mouse in her past life, as I watched her save and help so many mice in our house while I was growing up. The illustrations I’ve done of Despereaux Tilling are, in a way, my tribute to her." Timothy Basil Ering’s artwork has appeared in books, magazines, theater sets, private murals, and fine art galleries.

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Table of Contents

A mouse is born — Chiaroscuro — Gor! The tale of miggery sow — Recalled to the light — Coda.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763649432
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Illustrator:
Ering, Timothy Basil
Author:
DiCamillo, Kate
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Animals - Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, et
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Publication Date:
September 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Animals » Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
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