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Welcome to the story of Despereaux, an unforgettable literary hero for our time from the pen of award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of ...Show synopsisWelcome to the story of Despereaux, an unforgettable literary hero for our time from the pen of award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux takes the reader back to the timeless genre of fairytales, but with a fantastic modern twist and a wryly witty authorial voice. The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a tiny, fragile-looking mouse with a huge heart. It?s a fairytale of heroes and villains; of a beautiful princess who inspires love and courage in the unlikely hero; of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in a dark, bleak dungeon and longs for the light and of a servant-girl, whose one wish is to be a princess. These characters? lives become inextricably entwined in this classic new story for all ages.Hide synopsis
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread (Candlewick Press (MA)) – Hardcover (2008)
Hardcover, Candlewick Press (MA) 2008
ISBN: 0763629286 ISBN-13: 9780763629281
DiCamillo's cherished Newbery Medal winner receives a stunning new treatment in a slipcased edition featuring 24 new full-color illustrations specially created for this collectible gift edition.DiCamillo's cherished Newbery Medal winner receives a stunning new treatment in a slipcased edition featuring 24 new full-color illustrations specially created for this collectible gift edition.Hide
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Have you ever thought that mice like to dream about fairy tales? You probably haven't, because mice don't do that. Except for one mouse in particular.
Meet Despereaux Tilling.
Right from his birth, everyone knew he was odd, especially with those huge ears, and his unusually tiny body. But a world ...
Although told in a slightly condescending fashion (to my mind), the author weaves together the events in the lives of each character most convincingly. Definitely an entertaining read, with an extremely old, yet timeless message: 'This above all, to thine own self be true'.
Maybe there was just too much hype about this book and I expected more. I know I expected a little more of adventures for Despereaux--something more "knightly". But then again, I'm not a kid so my review shouldn't really matter much to the target audience. Still, I want to see the movie. I preferred ...
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