|aThe tale of Despereaux : |bbeing the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread|cKate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.
|a267 p.|bill.|c22 cm.
|aThe adventures of Desperaux 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.
An illustrated fairy tale tells the adventures of Despereaux Tilling the mouse and his two associates, Roscuro the rat and Miggery Sow, who happen upon a journey together to a castle where their destiny awaits. Reader's Guide available. 15,000 first printing.