Joy McIntire

If you like "The Tale of Desperaux"...

Since you like mouse stories and The Tale of Desperaux you may like these titles too:

The mouse and the motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary.
Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.