First Scholastic Print 2004. This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscurro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. Included in the characters is Miggery Sow, a serving girl with a simple impossible wish. These three embark on a journey into a horrible dungeon, into a glittering castle, and into each others lives. Wonderful, unforgettable story.