Timothy B. Ering

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Timothy B. Ering is an illustrator best known for his pencil drawings in the book The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. [1]

<i>The Tale of Despereaux</i> American childrens novel, 2003, featuring an anthropomorphic mouse

The Tale of Despereaux is a 2003 fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo. The main plot follows the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux Tilling, as he sets out on his quest to rescue a beautiful human princess from the rats. The novel is divided into four "books" and ends with a coda. Each "book" tells the story from a different character's or group of characters' perspective, and finally all of them combined. The book won the 2004 Newbery Medal award.

Kate DiCamillo American childrens writer

Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. She is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, recognizing her novels The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Flora & Ulysses (2013). Her best-known books for young children are the Mercy Watson series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.



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