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The Resource The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux

Label
The Tale of Despereaux
Title
The Tale of Despereaux
Statement of responsibility
Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale.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 three 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. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering
Summary
The adventures of Despereaux 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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Character
Award
  • Blue Hen Book Award (Delaware) for Chapter Books, 2002.
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 2006.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Intermediate, 2005.
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 4-5, 2005.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 2005.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 3-5, 2005.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), Young Adult category, 2006.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2005.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007.
  • Newbery Medal, 2004.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Children’s Books, 2006.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2003
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121551
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • DiCamillo, Kate
  • Ering, Timothy Basil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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670
Literary form
fiction
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  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Ering, Timothy B.
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
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being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread
Label
The Tale of Despereaux
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:40871aca-12ab-4c25-948f-d345e26f1320
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763649432
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Tale of Despereaux
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:40871aca-12ab-4c25-948f-d345e26f1320
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763649432
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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