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

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL!
Kate DiCamillo introduces a hero for all time!

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 simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to 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. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

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 beloved author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE enlightens us with a tale of adventure, despair, love, and soup.
(7 yrs - 12 yrs)
The Tale of Despereaux (Hardcover)
9780763617226
Hard Cover

$17.99
The Tale of Despereaux (Paperback)
9780763625290
Paperback

$7.99
The Tale of Despereaux (Special Edition)
9780763629281
Special Edition

$29.99

The Tale of Despereaux Movie Titles
Books from the new Universal Pictures movie "The Tale of Despereaux"

Kate DiCamillo's literary classic about Despereaux Tilling has enchanted children and adults around the globe. In this tale of bravery, forgiveness and redemption, one small creature teaches a kingdom that it takes only a little light to show the truth: What you look like doesn't equal what you are. Published in 23 languages, with more than 2 million copies in print, a New York Times #1 bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal, The Tale of Despereaux is now animated adventure from Universal Pictures.

The Tale of Despereaux Junior Novelization
9780763640767
PB Digest / 224 pages

$5.99
The Tale of Despereaux: The Junior Novelization
This lively junior novelization of the film The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of several unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good- hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her father's grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a Princess, but is forced to serve the jailer. An eight-page full-color insert of stills from the movie is included.
(7 yrs - 12 yrs)
The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel
9780763640750
Paperback / 128 pages

$9.99
The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel
This fresh new graphic format, featuring all-new artwork inspired by the film The Tale of Despereaux, is destined to bring Kate DiCamilllo's award-winning classic to an even wider audience.
(8 yrs and up)
The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel
9780763643126
Hard Cover / 128 pages

$16.99
The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel
This fresh new graphic format, featuring all-new artwork inspired by the film The Tale of Despereaux, is destined to bring Kate DiCamilllo's award-winning classic to an even wider audience.
(8 yrs and up)
The Tale of Despereaux Deluxe Picture Book
9780763640743
Hard Cover / 14 pages

$18.99
The Tale of Despereaux Deluxe Picture Book
Based on the gloriously animated adventure The Tale of Despereaux, this first-class picture book features flaps, pop-ups, moving parts, and even a removable flip book! Children are invited to follow the adventures of Despereaux from the royal library to Princess Pea's chamber, the rat-infested dungeon, and beyond.
(5 yrs and up)
The Tale of Despereaux Coloring and Activity Book
9780763640736
Paperback / 32 pages

$4.99
The Tale of Despereaux Coloring and Activity Book
Children will enjoy plenty of hands-on fun with these coloring pages and activities based on The Tale of Despereaux, including mazes, word searches, connect-the-dots, scrambled words, code-breaking, and other challenges.
(4 yrs - 8 yrs)
The Tale of Despereaux: A Hero’s Quest
9780763640804
Paperback / 32 pages

$3.99
The Tale of Despereaux: A Hero’s Quest
The heroic adventures of a mouse named Despereaux who isn't afraid of anything - not mousetraps, not the school principal, not even the deepest, darkest dungeon. In this full-color storybook, with Special appeal for boys, Despereaux braves the evil Botticelli and a pack of hungry rats, and discovers that even the tiniest mouse can find the courage of a knight in shining armor.
(4 yrs - 8 yrs)
The Tale of Despereaux Glow-in-the-Dark Sticker Book
9780763640798
Paperback / 16 pages

$6.99
The Tale of Despereaux Glow-in-the-Dark Sticker Book
With this full-color interactive book, children can bring The Tale of Despereaux to life, using over 40 reusable glow-in-the-dark stickers depicting the film's unforgettable characters and images.
(4 yrs - 8 yrs)
The Mouse and the Princess
9780763640774
Paperback / 32 pages

$3.99
The Tale of Despereaux: The Mouse and the Princess
In this full-color storybook, Despereaux, the brave gentleman-mouse meets and falls instantly in love with Pea, the princess who is beautiful but prisoner to her father's grief. After Pea is kidnapped, Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can rescue her.and that even the tiniest mouse can find the courage of a knight in shining armor.
(4 yrs - 8 yrs)
The Tale of Despereaux: No Ordinary Mouse
9780763640781
Paperback / 32 pages

$3.99
The Tale of Despereaux: No Ordinary Mouse
Early readers will be in their element with this appealing storybook starring Despereaux Tilling, a tiny mouse graced with oversized ears who was born too big for his little world. The tale follows Despereaux on his adventures from Mouse World, where he is born, to the castle library, the princess's chambers, and even a rat-filled dungeon. With the love of Princess Pea and the friendship of a unique rat named Roscuro, Despereaux finds the courage of a knight in shining armor.
(4 yrs - 8 yrs)

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