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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
Description:Ering, Timothy Basil. Good in Good jacket. Juvenile. Signed by...Ering, Timothy Basil. Good in Good jacket. Juvenile. Signed by Author Some edge and shelfwear. Newbery award winner. Signed by DiCamillo on half title page. Summary: The story of a mouse, a princess, a servant girl and a rat.
Description:Ering, Timothy Basil. Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued...Ering, Timothy Basil. Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 267 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. IMAGE OF BOOK IS CORRECT. PBT: What a delight to offer such a nice clean book. the illus. are wonderful, the book is clean, and ideal for a gift book. There are no marks when inspected and the front edges are the rough cut. plus there are no creases in the book, so this indicates it might never have been read, but not saying for sure. pLEASE NOTE: TOPICS INDICATE AUDIOBOOKS, BUT THAT IS AN ERROR FROM THE SERVER AND i CANNOT DELETE IT BUT THIS BOOK IS A PAPERBACK/TRADE EDITION WITH THE GOLD SEAL OF THE JOHN NEWBERY METAL...
Description:Ering, Timothy Basil. New in fine dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, DJ,...Ering, Timothy Basil. New in fine dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, DJ, 1 TINY CORNER CHIP, ELSE NEW. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 272 p. Contains: Illustrations. Tale of Despereaux. Audience: Children/juvenile.
Description:Very Good. Collectible: FIST EDITION. Very Good + Condition....Very Good. Collectible: FIST EDITION. Very Good + Condition. Binding tight, pages clean. Light wear to corners and head & tail of spine. Dust Jacket whole and smooth, protected in a plastic sheath. Front cover design lacks the Newberry Medal. Previous owner's raised stamp on title page. Lovely copy!
Description:Ering, Timothy Basil. Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Book....Ering, Timothy Basil. Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR 267 pp. Illustrated burgundy and black patterned boards, general edge/corner wear. Illustrated red, gray and blue dj, minor shelf wear, newbery sticker on front, a mylar cover. B&W illustrations. Later printing.
Description:Ering, Timothy Basil. Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. 8vo-Over...Ering, Timothy Basil. Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. 8vo-Over 8"-9" Tall. Signed by Author 271 pp, maroon-gilt papercovered boards w/illustrated front panel and black spine w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by the author on the half title page, dj grey-blu w/grey mouse and black lettering w/maroon spine & gilt lettering. 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 impossilbe wish. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle. The dj has a Newbery Medal sticker on the front panel.
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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