The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

A heartwarming young adventure story, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal.

A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. 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 of old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery – unlimited treachery…

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781844289936
  • Published: 07 May 2015
  • Price: £6.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 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

'A magical fairy story you can't just stop reading.' Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

'Full of charm, this is a heroic story of how goodness and courage can outsmart evil.' Guardian

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