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The first book of four tells Despereaux's sad story, where he falls deeply in love with Princess Pea and meets his cruel fate. The second book introduces another creature who differs from his peers--Chiaroscuro, a rat who instead of loving the darkness of his home in the dungeon, loves the light so much he ends up in the castle& in the queen's soup. The third book describes young Miggery Sow, a girl who has been "clouted" so many times that she has cauliflower ears. Still, all the slow-witted, hard-of-hearing Mig dreams of is wearing the crown of Princess Pea. The fourth book returns to the dungeon-bound Despereaux and connects the lives of mouse, rat, girl, and princess in a dramatic denouement.
Children whose hopes and dreams burn secretly within their hearts will relate to this cast of outsiders who desire what is said to be out of their reach and dare to break "never-to-be-broken rules of conduct." Timothy Basil Ering's pencil illustrations are stunning, reflecting DiCamillo's extensive light and darkness imagery as well as the sweet, fragile nature of the tiny mouse hero who lives happily ever after. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson
Kate did it again! This book was so cute and I couldn't stop reading! The way it's written is funny and imaginative. GET THIS BOOK!!!Published 11 hours ago by Pineapple freak
Easy read, though I was expecting more towards the end. Then again it is geared more towards younger readers. Arrived on time and perfect condition.Published 8 days ago by Shayna
Amazing book to read aloud to children. #follow your heart, #be yourself, #love conquers all, #don't judge a book by its cover.Published 13 days ago by Lori
My ten-year old read this one super fast as it was fun, entertaining and has provided a few hours of great distraction. Glad we got it.Published 16 days ago by Andy V
In this book I can go on adventures in a book and I love it so much! Also, I like Despereaux.Published 16 days ago by A Reviewer