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The Tale of Despereux

PUBLISHED: 15:44 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:58 11 August 2010

THE TALE OF DESPEREUX (U) ONCE upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Dor, there was magic in the air, everyone was happy and lived peacefully. But a terrible accident left the king broken-hearted, the princess filled with longing, and all hope was lost

THE TALE OF DESPEREUX (U)

ONCE upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Dor, there was magic in the air, everyone was happy and lived peacefully.

But a terrible accident left the king broken-hearted, the princess filled with longing, and all hope was lost in a land where the sunlight disappeared.

Until Despereaux Tilling is born - a brave little mouse who is simply too big for his small world.

Though tiny with oversized ears, Despereaux believes he was destined to be celebrated in the tales of chivalry he so adores.

When he's banished from his home for not following the rules, Despereaux befriends fellow outcast Roscuro, a good-hearted rat.

And so the two begin the noble quest to rescue a princess, encountering plenty of colourful characters along the way.

From the highest turrets of the glittering castle to the dankest dark of the sewers, Despereaux and Roscuro embark upon a journey that will change them forever.


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