Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; Eleventh Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2003.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
A Fine Later printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket with the Newbery Medal, SIGNED by author Kate DiCamillo directly on the title page.
An unlikely hero, Despereaux Tilling is a literate mouse who lives by a different code and happens to fall in love with a real princess named Pea. When he reveals his feelings to his community, he is banished to the dark dungeon. He eventually meets Chiaruscuro, the ruthless rat, and Miggery Sow, a slow-witted servant who harbors a simple impossible wish. Winner of the Newbery Medal in 2004 and basis for the movie starring Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick; B&W Illustrations; 267,  pages.