The Tale of Despereaux

Author(s): Kate DiCamillo

Middle Fiction

Welcome to the story of Despereaux, an unforgettable literary hero for our time from the pen of award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux takes the reader back to the timeless genre of fairytales, but with a fantastic modern twist and a wryly witty authorial voice. The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a tiny, fragile-looking mouse with a huge heart. It?s a fairytale of heroes and villains; of a beautiful princess who inspires love and courage in the unlikely hero; of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in a dark, bleak dungeon and longs for the light and of a servant-girl, whose one wish is to be a princess. These characters? lives become inextricably entwined in this classic new story for all ages.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780744598698
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : December 2003
  • : 202mm X 154mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : Paperback
  • : Kate DiCamillo