The tale of Despereaux : the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread
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A heartwarming young adventure story, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal.
Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands.
It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter.
It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl who entertains foolish dreams of splendour.
It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and of old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery - unlimited treachery...