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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

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Ering X
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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The tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo is an amazing work of antasy and fiction.
Anyone who liked “Because of Winn-Dixie” and “Tiger Rising” will enjoy this book. “The Tale of Despereaux” is about a young mouse named Despereaux who was born in the light and was unique compared to his other brothers and sisters. Despereaux has a unique quality of his big ears. This Book was a great book if you like a story about animals and humans and there companionship and how they react with each other. Like Despereaux there is also Roscuro who is a rat who causes a lot of trouble in the castle. There is Princess Pea. Princess Pea is the daughter of the queen. The Queen has a tragic end which you have to read the book to find out. Miggery Sow who is a young girl who was treated poorly throughout the book she believes that she can become a princess. Despereaux falls quickly in love with Princess Pea although no mouse is permitted to talk with a human Despereaux must follow his heart. This book is filled with misterys and twist


I love this book so much I bought a hard cover after I read it in school. I have read it again twice since. I recommend that you read this!! The author will hook you from page one.

Best ive ever read

This is a great book and alot of fun to read. It is a book you would want to read again and again.

great book

I am in 5th grade, and I chose this book for a book report. This book really pulled me in. I liked how the author gets the reader's attention by directly "speaking" to the reader. It was a book I wanted to read and find out what happened in the end.

I love this book

I thought that TTOD had happy, sad, and angry parts in it. I also thought that every character was funny in their own way!

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