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The tale of Despereaux [sound recording]
Kate DiCamillo
Children's Fiction DICAMIL

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The rich timbre of Malcolm's voice proves an appealing invitation for listeners to follow along with this romantic and funny tale of an unlikely hero. Despereaux Tilling, a tiny mouse with very large ears, has always been a misfit among mice. But it is his quirks-which include the ability to read books and tell stories, as well as his undying love for a human princess-that lead Despereaux on a quest that culminates in a most fitting "happily ever after" ending. Malcolm's humorous interpretation of Antoinette Tilling's (Despereaux's French mother) histrionics is fine entertainment. And his Roscuro the rat character delivers slick lines with a Latin flair. With asides directed at listeners and elements of royal intrigue, innocent romance and revenge, this listening experience sometimes recalls the film The Princess Bride. But movie fans or no, listeners will find lots to enjoy here. Ages 7-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Despereaux Tilling
Male
Mouse
Born very small with too-big ears; incurable romantic; loves music; has fallen in love with the Princess Pea.

Roscuro
Male
Rat
Leaves his home in the dungeon to pursue his two obsessions: light and soup.

Miggery Sow
Female
Human
Hard-of-hearing from being boxed on the ears; dull-witted; dreams of becoming a princess.
Servant

Princess Pea
Female
Princess



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