The Tale of Despereaux: Deluxe Slipcase

By Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

A magical fairy tale by the author of the bestselling Because of Winn-Dixie.

Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess, who laughs often, and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl, who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery ... unlimited treachery. It is The Tale of Despereaux…

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780763629281
  • Published: 02 Jun 2008
  • Price: £19.99
  • Size: 248 x 184 mm
  • Pages: 272

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'...entertains, involves and enlightens...' The Bookseller

'Expertly told, with frequent asides to the reader, vividly drawn characters and funny, the story makes it impossible for one's heart not to go out to the spirited little mouse - it is a book for all ages.' The Children's Bookseller

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