The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread
020830s2003 maua c 000 1 eng
|a9780763617226|q(alk. paper) |cNT$594
|aThe tale of Despereaux |bbeing the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread |cKate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.
|aCambridge, Mass. |bCandlewick Press|cc2003.
|a267 p. |bill. |c22 cm.
|aThe adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
The beloved author of Because of Winn-Dixie enlightens us with a tale of adventure, despair, love, and soup.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. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. From the master storyteller who brought us Because of Winn-Dixie comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, featuring twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering, in an elegant design that pays tribute to the best in classic children's books and bookmaking traditions.