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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53,109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate DiCamillo Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the story of Desperaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These 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.

And what happens then?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2004 Newbery Medal
  • A 2004 Audie Award Finalist
  • A 2003 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Editor's Choice: Children's Spoken Word
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2004 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children's Literature
  • Winner of the 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award : Young Reader's Choice
  • Winner of the 2005 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
  • A 2006 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William Lefkovics | 2/17/2014

    " Reader, I loved this book. The animated movie, on the other hand, was woefully deficient. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megen | 2/13/2014

    " I loved this story about a mouse's quest to save his true love, the Princess Pea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marie Cahill | 2/5/2014

    " Despereaux Tilling is gallant. He is brave. And he is love with the Princess Pea. Did I mention he is a mouse? When the evil rat Roscuro attempts to steal the Pea away into the darkness of the dungeon forever, someone must stop him. Armed with a needle sword and the purest of hearts, Despereaux risks it all to save the Pea from this cruel fate. Will he overcome the darkness and bring the Pea back into the light? An enchanting read that will resonate with people of every age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen Keene | 1/29/2014

    " Read this book to my daughter at her suggestion and truly loved it. Kate DiCamillo is brilliant and this book belongs in the pantheon of classic children's literature. "

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