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The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo | Children's Books
Registered by wingghirwing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 8/20/2006
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by hyphen8): travelling

This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingghirwing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, August 20, 2006

This book has not been rated.

This is the story of a mouse who falls in love with a princess, a rat set on revenge, and a king who outlaws soup out of love.

"Might just as well be happy, seeing as it doesn't make a difference to anyone but you if you are or not."

To TOC lunch, 10/7/06. 

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, October 07, 2006

9 out of 10

Received at our TOC lunch today. Looking forward to this, thanks!


Oh, I really like Despereaux! He's my hero because he helps make it possible for everyone to have soup again! ;)

See the Unshelved Book Club report here

2004 Newbery Medal winner

Here's another copy on my BookCrossing shelf. 

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, March 31, 2007

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Release by mail.


Update: this came back to me. I still love soup, especially during the rainy season, so Despereaux is still my hero!

Took him to our TOC lunch and he found a new home. Have fun! 

Journal Entry 4 by skeeterbess from Waianae, Hawaii USA on Monday, January 28, 2008

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From the lovely ladies of TOC! Adding to Mount TBR. Mahalo! 

Journal Entry 5 by skeeterbess from Waianae, Hawaii USA on Saturday, May 03, 2008

9 out of 10

And now he's my hero, too! A delightfully fun mousy tale.

Will pass around to new readers at TOC. 

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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skeeterbess is another member of TOC who has left us: first to Texas, and then to the big library in the sky. We miss you too, skeet.

This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and every once in a while they even write home to say what they've been doing.

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This book was found in the library of Purple58, a very special woman whom I was fortunate enough to meet through our BookCrossing group, the Table of Contents.

Fiercely independent, with a loving heart and a wicked sense of humor, she was passionate about the things she believed in and was willing to stand up and be counted when necessary. She was truly a one of a kind individual, and she will be missed by all of her many friends...who prefer to believe that she's off in Vegas, having a fabulous time and eating as many desserts as she wants.

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Kewalo Basin Net Shed in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (10/30/2016 UTC) at Kewalo Basin Net Shed in Honolulu, Hawaii USA


To be released Saturday, October 29, at the Happy Holly-Day party.

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