by Kate DiCamillo and Timothy Basil Ering 

From the master storyteller who brought us Because of Winn-Dixie comes another classic, 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 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. 

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse

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  • About The Author Katrina Elizabeth "Kate" DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964)is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. She is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, recognizing her novels The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Flora and Ulysses (2013). Her best-known books for young children are Mercy Watson series illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. ISBN-13: 9780763617226 Age Range: 7 - 10 years Series: Tale of Despereaux Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Candlewick; 1st ed edition (August 25, 2003) Language: English - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | General - Princesses -Fairy tales - Mice

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