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The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a j...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439692687
ISBN-10: 0439692687
Publication Date: 9/2006
Pages: 270
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4.4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I am reading this to my kids at night and we are about half way finished. We love it so far.
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Winner of the Newberry Medal, this is a stirring fantasy from the author of books such as Because of Winn-Dixie. The hero is a mouse and his adventures.
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This was a very cute children's story. There's action, adventure, romance and comedy all wrapped up into one. Read it, it's a short easy read and you WILL enjoy it. I promise. It's super super cute!

The downside? The author talks to you. I find that highly annoying - the "Dear Reader" parts. Oh, just shut up and tell the story, Ms. Author Lady.
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Deffinitely a literary classic! Cute, moral, and heroic to the very end.

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