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Encyclopedia > The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux:
Being the Story of a Mouse,
a Princess, Some Soup,
and a Spool of Thread
Author Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator Timothy B. Ering
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Fantasy novel
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publication date 2003
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 272 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-7636-1722-9
Preceded by The Tiger Rising
Followed by Mercy Watson to the Rescue

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread ) is a fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo that won the Newbery Medal in 2004. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American childrens author. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Look up Fantasy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Candlewick Press, established in 1991 and located in Cambridge, MA is the American division of the English publisher Walker Books. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... ISBN redirects here. ... The Tiger Rising is a 2001 childrens book written by Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo. ... Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American childrens author. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ...

Contents

Synopsis

The hero of the story is Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse with large ears, who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful human Princess Pea. Despereaux was dubbed unusual by the other mice immediately after his birth because he was born with his eyes open, a rather large pair of ears, and a tiny body.


Film adaptation

The Tale of Despereaux
Directed by Sam Fell
Gary Ross
Robert Stevenhagen
Produced by Gary Ross
Allison Thomas
Written by Will McRobb
Gary Ross
Chris Viscardi
Starring Justin Long
Dustin Hoffman
William H. Macy
Christopher Lloyd
Robbie Coltrane
Kevin Kline
Emma Watson
Stanley Tucci
Tracey Ullman
Editing by Mark Solomon
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Framestore CFC
Release date(s) December 19, 2008
Country Flag of the United States
Language English
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

An adaptation of the book, also titled The Tale of Despereaux, is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on December 19, 2008. The film is produced by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas and Framestore CFC, directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross and Robert Stevenhagen, and featuring the voices of with Academy Award Winner: Sigourney Weaver, Emma Watson, Academy Award Winner: Dustin Hoffman, Academy Award Winner: Matthew Broderick, Tracey Ullman, and Robbie Coltrane . Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Justin Jake Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, known for his performances in the films Jeepers Creepers, Waiting. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Not to be confused with Bill Macy. ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... For the jazz saxophonist, see Ravi Coltrane. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson[1] (born 15 April 1990) is an English film actress who rose to fame playing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. ... Stanley Tucci, Jr. ... Tracey Ullman (born December 30, 1959) is a English comedian, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter, and author, who is most famous for being the host of her eponymous variety television show. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Framestore CFC is one of the largest digital film special effects companies in Europe. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Framestore CFC is one of the largest digital film special effects companies in Europe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson[1] (born 15 April 1990) is an English film actress who rose to fame playing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is perhaps best known for his role as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... Tracey Ullman (born December 30, 1959) is a English comedian, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter, and author, who is most famous for being the host of her eponymous variety television show. ... For the jazz saxophonist, see Ravi Coltrane. ...


Cast

Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson[1] (born 15 April 1990) is an English film actress who rose to fame playing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is perhaps best known for his role as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Bill Macy. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Stanley Tucci, Jr. ... For the jazz saxophonist, see Ravi Coltrane. ... Ciarán Hinds (also credited as Ciaran Hinds, b. ... Tracey Ullman (born December 30, 1959) is a English comedian, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter, and author, who is most famous for being the host of her eponymous variety television show. ... Tony Hale as Byron Buster Bluth Tony Hale (born September 30, 1970 in West Point, New York) is an American actor, best known for starring in the FOX comedy series Arrested Development, in which he played the neurotic Buster Bluth. ...

Crew

Crew Position
Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross, Robert Stevenhagen
Screenplay by Will McRobb, Gary Ross and Chris Viscardi
Based on a book by Kate DiCamillo
Produced by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas
Co-producer Tracy Shaw
Edited by Mark Solomon
Production designer Evgeni Tomov

Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American childrens author. ... Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California is an American writer, director and actor. ... Tracy Shaw (b. ...

External links

Preceded by
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Newbery Medal recipient
2004
Succeeded by
Kira-Kira
Preceded by
The Tiger Rising
Books by Kate DiCamillo
2003
Succeeded by
Mercy Watson to the Rescue

  Results from FactBites:
 
Kidsreads.com - THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering (417 words)
Kidsreads.com - THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Despereaux Tilling is a mouse who was born in a castle on an April morning.
Despereaux seems doomed to have a short existence.
The Tale Of Despereaux - Children's Books (727 words)
Unlike some fairy tales, though, the mice and rats are well developed characters we come to care about or, in the case of the villains, to better understand.
The title character, Despereaux, is a runt of a mouse, a tiny rodent whose enormous ears are only matched by the size of his heart.
Despereaux, like his name suggests, falls desperately in love with the Princess Pea, with the light and music and soup of her human existence.
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