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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

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Author Kate DiCamillo

Pages 267

Publisher Candlewick Press

Published Date 2003-08-25

ISBN 0763617229 9780763617226


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explodingtardis10 shared a tip ""I honor you" is the most quotable line in the book."

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hannah_98 shared a tip "I read this in school a long time ago. Don’t remember it exactly but I remember it was good haha"

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kenzieb shared a tip "read this book way back in 4th grade but i will never forget about it"

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kristian_villarreal shared a tip "This was one of my favorites as a little girl. I could have read it a million times!"

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