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The Tale of Despereaux - Timothy Basil Ering, Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux
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"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." — BOOKLIST (starred review)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... show more
"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." — BOOKLIST (starred review)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 master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780763625290 (0763625299)
ASIN: 763625299
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
2.0 The Tale of Despereaux
I'm coming to realize I don't like Kate DiCamillo, and I don't think either of her winning books are Newbery worthy. The Tale of Despereaux is more derivative than innovative and its reliance on stereotypes/cliches is annoying (rats/dark are bad and mice/light are good was the most prevalent). The...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
3.0 The Tale of Despereaux Book Review
This is the first book starring an animal as the main character that I've read in a long time. I enjoyed it but wasn't amazed by it. Told in four parts we hear of Despereaux Tilling's somewhat sad life as a mouse. He doesn't fit in, his ears are too big, his family doesn't love him, all he is is a...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it
4.0 Never too old for a fairytale
Every fairytale needs a villain. But how often do you feel such deep feelings of empathy for the villain that you understand why he does everything he does? This story is called The Tale of Despereaux but it is also the tale of Roscuro, our aforementioned villain, Miggery Sow, the slow-witted servin...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
2.0 The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a brave mouse named Despereaux. He reads tales of chivalry and bravery and wants to be like one of those knights. He wants more out of life. Roscuro is a rat. After the Queen's death, all rats/mice were banned from the kingdom, as was all the soup. Roscuro was ...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
This story begins within the walls of a castle, with the birth of a mouse. A small mouse. The last mouse born to his parents and the only one of his litter to be born alive.I picked up The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo at the library, in the Italian translation by Angela Ragusa. I had seen it...
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