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The Resource The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo, (electronic resource)

The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo, (electronic resource)

Label
The Tale of Despereaux
Title
The Tale of Despereaux
Statement of responsibility
Kate DiCamillo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Blue Hen Book Award (Delaware) for Chapter Books, 2002.
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 2006.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Intermediate, 2005.
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 4-5, 2005.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 2005.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 3-5, 2005.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), Young Adult category, 2006.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2005.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007.
  • Newbery Medal, 2004.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Children’s Books, 2006.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121551
Cataloging source
DLC
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DiCamillo, Kate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
670
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ering, Timothy Basil
  • Overdrive Inc
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread
Label
The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaAEAAA2g/products/40871aca-12ab-4c25-948f-d345e26f1320
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763649432
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
40871ACA-12AB-4C25-948F-D345E26F1320
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaAEAAA2g/products/40871aca-12ab-4c25-948f-d345e26f1320
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763649432
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
40871ACA-12AB-4C25-948F-D345E26F1320
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

Library Locations

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      32.4769285 -84.9441
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