The Tale of Despereaux
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Timothy B. Ering
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? This is 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. The author of 'Because of Winn-Dixie' enlightens us with a tale of adventure, despair, love, and soup.
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"This a brilliant read aloud. I have read this book 3 times and it never ceases to amaze me. My daughter is now 24 and it ranks among one of our favorites of our read alouds and we quote from it daily. “I honor you.”"
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