The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux
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The Tale of Despereaux

Written by Kate DiCamillo & illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Published by Candlewick Press
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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal–winning tale. 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. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780763617226
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Page Count
272
Reading Age
9 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2002034760
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
815678518
ASIN/ISBN 10
0763617229
Lexile® Level
670L
ATOS® Book Level
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points
5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
70401
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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