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The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Despereaux Tilling the mouse, Roscuro the rat, and a serving girl named Miggery Sow join forces and embark on an adventure during which they encounter grave danger and ultimate triumph. B&w illustrations accompany the text. Named one of the Best Children's Books 2003 by Publishers Weekly. Winner of the 2004 Newbery Medal.
ISBN-13: 9780439701679
ISBN-10: 0439701678
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 270
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
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
This was a very cute children's story. There's action, adventure, romance and comedy all wrapped up into one. Read it, it's a short easy read and you WILL enjoy it. I promise. It's super super cute!

The downside? The author talks to you. I find that highly annoying - the "Dear Reader" parts. Oh, just shut up and tell the story, Ms. Author Lady.
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This book is fantastic bringing you to sorrow and grief at the end you truly care for the character. This book is good to read with a young child or old.

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