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The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

by Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Ering

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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Ering
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    Aug 2003, 272 pages

    Apr 2006, 272 pages


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Awesome Literature
I thought that this book was really good and should be enjoyed by all ages. It was about a mouse who is portayed as a human. He likes to read and loves music. He finds a beautiful princess and falls in love with her. In the end.....( Read to find out)

This book is awesome. Teaches you a lot of things. A book that you would want to read over and over again. Suited for any age group.
B. Kennedy

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The Tale of Despereaux is a great book! I say it's the best book I ever read. It has many feelings that a lot of people can understand. The first time I heard the story was in Texas. My teacher read it to the class. But before she finished it, I had to move here. I was very sad until I found it in a book order. And so, we bought it, I finished it, and I decided that it was the best book I ever read. Now I'm reading it to my sister!

The Tale of Desperaux
I thought the book was thrillng and exciting! I hope all children come to enjoy the message, story, and meaning in this great book.

The Tale of Despereaux
This is one of the best books in the entire world. I loved it. Some people say the its insulting children and stuff but thats just one character its not like the author said that all children who are abandoned are fat and have impossible dreams thats just the way the story goes. But anyway it was such a great book.
noor khan

i think the tale of despereax was a great book. i got really into it, and i think that if you like action books, you will like this book a lot. i actually got really into it, and i dont always get into books.
Priya Smith

The Tale of Despereaux
This book is an awesome book. I think people should read this book because this book won't leave you hanging on the edge of your seat and this book is action packed with great adventures.

The Tale of Despereaux was an AMAZING story! I finished it in one day. I was experiencing everything. Twitching when someone hurt me and screaming when I saw Despereaux. This is a good book and so far, one of my top 5. Read and you will NEVER FORGET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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