The Tale of Despereaux

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Author: Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering

DiCAMILLO, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2003. 8vo, 272pp. Full-color pictorial boards. Light blue patterned endpapers; b&w illustrations throughout. A fine copy in publisher's original color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped). Signed by the author, Kate DiCamillo.

First edition. 2004 Newbery Medal Winner! The basis of the 2008 major motion picture. The story of Despereaux Tilling - a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea - has enchanted children and adults around the globe.