Friday, 5 October 2012

Throwback Thursday [1]: Tale of Despereaux

Throwback Thursday is a super cool meme that has been jumping around alot and doesn't have a true host, but nonetheless, a fun post! With so many new books being published on a daily basis, we take every thursday to celebrate the older, unforgettable books that helped us become the book fanatics we are today!

This week's Throwback Thursday....

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Published: January 1st, 2003

The Tale of Despereaux
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three 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. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

From the master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.

Who could forget the book about a mouse, some soup and a spool of thread? I've carried this story with me from my childhood; ever since I walked into the scholastic book fair and picked this novel up due to the funky torn pages, that I had thought was just the coolest thing back then! haha! Definitely one of the books that pushed my interest of reading as a child, because I had just loved the story so much.

Whats your Throwback?


  1. Ohh I've always wanted to read this one, but just never got around to it! Off the top of my head, one of the books I remember the most from my younger years was The Daring Game by Kit Pearson! That book made me beg my parents to send me to boarding school lol ;)

    1. It's such an adorable story, I'd totally read it again! ooooo I've never read that, but every time I think of it, it reminds me of A great and Terrible Beauty! ahaha but a kiddy version. hah! Until you think about the plaid skirts you'd have to wear and you're like heeeeeeeellll noooo ;)