The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

By Kate DiCamillo

Recommended Age: 7 — 11
Type: Juvenile Fiction

Recommended by Newbery Award 2004; Parents’ Choice Award 2003

The 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.