Mouse and the Princessby Candlewick Candlewick Press
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.
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 is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All Rights Reserved.
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THis book is a favorite of my five year old's. It delves deeper into the exchange between the princess and the mouse. It teaches you that anyone can be friends, that you can be brave while still be scared and that loyalty and honor are still things that will serve you in this day and age.