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The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a j...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439692687
ISBN-10: 0439692687
Publication Date: 9/2006
Pages: 270
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent uplifting tale for all ages to enjoy. Definitely a good book to read to young children aloud. Writing style is interactive for the child. Moral story about believing in dreams and self-confidence to follow you heart. Themes of truth, faith, forgiveness, and courage abound.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very cute book - read aloud to my 5 year old and we both enjoyed it. Very creative and thoughtful.
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Helpful Score: 2
Despereaux is a quick read with a quirky set of characters, an old-fashioned, ever present narrator, and a happy ending. I enjoyed it and it was perfect for my rainy day at home.

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Helpful Score: 2
The Tale of Despereaux is a fantastic book. I've read this book several times and suggest to everyone looking for a good book. Children and Adults will fall in love with the tiny mouse with huge ears!
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Helpful Score: 1
Even tho I am an adult there are some wonderful children's books out there and I love to read them. If my kids were younger I would have read this to them.
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Deffinitely a literary classic! Cute, moral, and heroic to the very end.

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