The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

February 9th, 2010 by

The Tale of DespereauxReviewed by: Hahaha me, Age 10 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★☆

Despereaux is a mouse living within the walls of a castle, and a shame to the mouse community.

Roscuro is a rat living in the castle dungeon. He too is different from others. But one night he changes.

Mig is a girl who lives with her cruel owner. She is nearly deaf. She wants to be the princess, but nobody cares of her.

Pea IS the princess. She is adored by Mig, honored by Despereaux and hated by Roscuro.

Of course, they’re all destined to meet, in ways not always good. Who is to be the hero?

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This book is one of the best books I’ve read. I didn’t know that a story about a mouse could be so intriguing and serious. It’s no surprise that it was a Newbery Honor! Stop whatever you’re reading right now and start reading The Tale of Despereaux!

2 Responses

  • elizabeth writes:
    September 5th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I hope I can read this book! You make it sound so interesting!

  • Olivia writes:
    April 6th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    This is one of my favorites too! I have read it at least three times.

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