A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three 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. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.
- ISBN-13: 9780763680893
- ISBN-10: 0763680893
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: December 2015
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 7-10