The Tale of Despereaux
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.