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The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux( )
Adapted by: Smith, Matt
Tilton, David
Based on a book by: DiCamillo, Kate
Author: Candlewick Press Staff,
Series title:Tale of Despereaux Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7636-4312-6
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

This fresh new graphic format, featuring all-new artwork inspired by the film The Tale of Despereaux, is destined to bring Kate DiCamilllo's award-winning classic to an even wider audience. The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of several unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her...
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.94 x 8.75 x 0.52 Inches
Book Weight:0.775 Pounds
Author Biography
Candlewick Press Staff (Adapted by)
Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. She received an English degree from the University of Florida. At the age of thirty, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for a book warehouse on the children's floor. After working there for four and a half years, she fell in love with children's books and began writing. DiCamillo wrote the 2001 Newbery-honor book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which was adapted into a film in 2005. In 2004, she won the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux, which was also adapted into a movie in 2008, and for Flora and Ulysses in 2013. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Magician's Elephant. She was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress for the term 2014-2015.

Kate's title, Raymie Nightingale, mde the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

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