From the award-winning author Kate DiCamillo comes 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 harbours a simple, impossible wish. These three characters 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.The Tale of Despereaux is a timeless classic fairy tale with a modern twist, full of quirky, unforgettable characters - already a modern children's classic and now brought to life in audio.More
"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul stirring as it is delicious..." (Booklist, starred review).
"With a masterful hand, DiCamillo weaves four story lines together in a witty, suspenseful narrative that begs to be read aloud... This expanded fairy tale is entertaining, heartening, and, above all, great fun." (School Library Journal)
"This delightful book works on many levels; it is a morality tale, an adventure story and a romantic fairytale too." (Sydney's Child).
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