The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

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Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication date: 2004
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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A heartwarming young adventure story, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess, who laughs often, and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl, who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery ... unlimited treachery. It is The Tale of Despereaux...