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

DiCamillo, Kate. Book - 2003 R Newbery Medal 2004, Y Fiction / DiCamillo, Kate, Kids Book / Fiction / Action & Adventure / DiCamillo, Kate 2 On Shelf 1 request on 9 copies Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Call Number: R Newbery Medal 2004, Y Fiction / DiCamillo, Kate, Kids Book / Fiction / Action & Adventure / DiCamillo, Kate
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Traverwood Branch

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The 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.

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All it took was one little mouse submitted by Caroline Ham on June 22, 2011, 8:23am This is a wonderful story about a little mouse (Despereax), who was a disappointment to his family, who went down into the dark castle dungeon to save a princess, a mischevious rat (Roscuro) who plans to make everyones life misrable, and a little girl (Miggery Sow)who would do anything to become a princess. Can Despereax save the princess and stop Roscuro in time?

Lovely submitted by marisal on June 29, 2011, 3:53pm This is a great story and I recomend it to all.

Great submitted by derin on July 19, 2011, 6:43pm I've read this a million times and I still can't put it down! I think it's even better than the movie!

Great! submitted by ljq on July 26, 2011, 5:50pm I remember this book and it's a fantastic tale of a little mouse. :)

Favorites submitted by kathyxsun on July 23, 2012, 3:58pm One of my favorite books!

Good submitted by Motomori on July 21, 2013, 11:43am Good book! It's a real page turner!

amazing submitted by Lizzy on August 9, 2013, 9:27am This book is a funny, entertaining book about a brave little mouse. the movie is terrible, so don't judge the book by the movie.

Unlikely hero submitted by kathscot on August 10, 2014, 11:09am Despereax is small, sickly and unloved. How can he possibly be a hero? A great story!

Wonderful submitted by rose.lorenz on August 18, 2014, 9:46pm Beautiful story, very well told. The elements of darkness in life are approached in a hopeful way. In his pursuit of light and beauty (unusual for a mouse!) Despereaux wills himself to face significant hardships and complete a task that seems impossible. DiCamillo uses beautiful language and helps young readers develop strategies for understanding the vocabulary that might be new.

Wonderful submitted by Merlin800 on August 28, 2014, 9:02am This book is about a mouse who is sent to the dungeons to die.

good book submitted by ooseung on August 8, 2015, 4:15pm The Tale of Desperaux is an exciting book that starts out with a mouse named Desperaux. This is one of my favorite books but the movie is terrible.

Determined Mouse submitted by glenna on August 11, 2015, 10:05pm This mouse exhibits the finest human characteristics - compassion, determination, love and forgiveness.

Adorable submitted by rainbownacho on July 8, 2016, 6:27pm A cute story about an outcast that rises his way to the top.

Red thread submitted by Alex Hannah on July 26, 2016, 6:08am I enjoyed this book.Because it is a sad but fun book.

very interesting submitted by mahmoud123 on June 16, 2017, 11:26am very nice story loved it

My childhood submitted by gracie1999 on June 25, 2018, 11:10pm This is a book that will always give me that warm, fuzzy feeling. Reminds me of my childhood and barefoot summers in the yard. 10/10 would recommend.

Banished! submitted by thesrays on July 24, 2018, 1:43pm There once was a mouse who was a disappointment to his family. He was banished to the king's dungeon, where there were mouse-eating rats. How will he survive? Read it and find out!

Great submitted by sydcha on August 4, 2019, 1:33pm Totally deserving of all the awards it’s one, this book is sad while also being hopeful. I really loved reading it and hope everyone else does too.

Great submitted by pepemama on August 14, 2019, 2:29pm Very good book, won lots of awards and I can’t put it down

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SERIES
Newbery Medal book - 2004.


PUBLISHED
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2003.
Year Published: 2003
Description: 267 p. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 670

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0763625299
0763617229

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Ering, Timothy B.

SUBJECTS
Fairy tales.
Mice -- Fiction.