by Kate DiCamillo (3rd+)
Desperaux Tilling is a mouse in love. He is madly in love with the princess, Pea. Everywhere he goes no one seems to want him and they are constantly trying to stop him. Roscuro is a rat who lives in darkness but desperately wishes to live in the light. And Miggery Sow is a slow witted serving girl with one simple yet impossible wish. What do these characters all have in common? They are about to venture out on a journey into dark dungeons, fantastic castles, and eventually will meet each other on their grand adventure. What will happen when all of the characters meet up? Read The Tale of Desperaux to find out.