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Cover of the book The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread
By Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.
2004 Newbery Winner
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.