The Tale of Despereaux
Being the Story of A Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, and A Spool of ThreadeBook - 2009
From Library Staff
Despereaux, a tiny mouse with giant ears, becomes fascinated with a fairytale about a knight who rescues a princess. Little does he know that he is soon to have a life-changing encounter with a real princess. Also available in French, graphic novel, ebook, audiobook and DVD.
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sijohnson0706 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 14
orange_buzzard_64 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over
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Despereaux looked for a long moment into Mig's small concerned eyes and then there came a blinding flash and the sound of metal moving through air as Mig brought the kitchen knife down, down, down. Despereaux felt a very intense pain in his hindquarters.
"These 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."
SummaryAdd a Summary
This is a book with different stories about mice, rats, a princess and a very unfortunate girl who was sold by her father. These stories intertwine in order to tell a tale about a mouse who disappointed his mouse community and fell in love with a princess and lived happily ever after.
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