The Tale of Despereaux, Exclusive Collectors' Edition

The Tale of Despereaux, Exclusive Collectors' Edition

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by Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering
     
 

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Winner of the Newbery Medal! THIS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTORS’ EDITION INCLUDES THE FULL TEXT OF KATE DICAMILLO’S NEWBERY SPEECH AS WELL AS FASCINATING Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR! 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…  See more details below

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Winner of the Newbery Medal! THIS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTORS’ EDITION INCLUDES THE FULL TEXT OF KATE DICAMILLO’S NEWBERY SPEECH AS WELL AS FASCINATING Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR! 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. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763674687
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Series:
Tale of Despereaux Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
356,115
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, a Newbery Honor winner; THE TIGER RISING, a National Book Award Finalist; the picture book GREAT JOY; and several books starring Mercy Watson, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Minneapolis.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
March 25, 1964
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987

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