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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread (Paperback)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 07/05/2015
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A heartwarming young adventure story, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal.

A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and of old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery - unlimited treachery...

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781844289936
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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...entertains, involves and enlightens... * The Bookseller *
Expertly told, with frequent asides to the reader, vividly drawn characters and funny, the story makes it impossible for one's heart not to go out to the spirited little mouse - it is a book for all ages. * The Children's Bookseller *
A magical fairy story you can't just stop reading. * Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle *
Full of charm, this is a heroic story of how goodness and courage can outsmart evil. * Guardian *

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“Charming Story”

This beautiful story is full of charm, all about an unlikely hero called Desperaux, a mouse with big ears. Accompanied by some exquisite illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering, this book is perfect for children who... More

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