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Olive's OceanTwelve-year-old Martha receives a page from the journal of a classmate, Olive, who has died in an accident. Olive's entry about a desire to be Martha's friend, to see the ocean, and to become a writer propels Martha into a journey from childhood to the brink of adolescence.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- John Newbery Medal 2004 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 0-06-053543-1
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of ThreadThe Tale of Despereaux draws the reader into an enchanting account of a smaller-thanusual mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. With character and plot far more complex than the traditional fairy tale, separate stories introduce Despereaux, condemned for talking to the princess; the evil rat, Roscuro, who loves light and soup; and Miggery Sow, a farm girl with royal aspirations. Their fates are threaded together as Despereaux undertakes a hero's quest that culminates in mice, rats, and humans living almost happily ever after.
- Fiction, Fantasy
- John Newbery Medal 2004 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: (0-7636-1722-9)