The Tale of Despereaux
by DiCamillo, Kate

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ISBN-10:   0763680893
ISBN-13:   9780763680893
Publisher:   Random House; Candlewick
Category:   Sci Fy / Fantasy
Pub. Date:   August 2015
Pages:   272
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   7-10

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BISAC Categories: - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc. - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | General - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic Dewey: FIC Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product Target Age Group: 07 to 10
Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, a Newbery Honor book, and THE TIGER RISING, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Kate DiCamillo says, "A few years ago, my best friend s son asked me if I would write a story for him. Well, I said, I don t normally write stories on command. But this is a story that I know you would want to tell, he said. It s about an unlikely hero. He has exceptionally large ears. What happens to this hero? I asked. I don t know, he said. That s why I want you to write it down, so we can find out. Well, Luke Bailey, three years later, here is the story of what happened to your exceptionally large-eared, unlikely hero." Timothy Basil Ering is the author and illustrator of THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE, and he also created the cover image and interior black-and-white drawings for 33 SNOWFISH by Adam Rapp. Of his inspiration for the illustrations in The TALE OF DESPEREAUX, he says, "My mother may have been a mouse in her past life, as I watched her save and help so many mice in our house while I was growing up. The illustrations I ve done of Despereaux Tilling are, in a way, my tribute to her." Timothy Basil Ering s artwork has appeared in books, magazines, theater sets, private murals, and fine art galleries."


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