Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo

Newberry Medal Award Winner

ABOUT THE BOOK: It's the story of an unlikely hero: Despereaux. Despereaux is a very small mouse with big ears -- and a big heart. Despereaux has always been different: he is small, sickly, has large ears, and was born with his eyes wide open. Most of the mouse society has put up with this among other oddities, but then Despereaux does the unthinkable -- he falls in love with a human girl. If the Mouse Society finds out he may be sent to the dungeon.    

WHAT I LIKED: The Rats; the Pea (Princess Pea); Miggery Sow; the Red Thread.

MY FAVORITE CHARACTER: Miggery Sow. She wasn't a bad person, even though she did a few bad things.

MY FAVORITE PART: When the Pea asks Miggery Sow what she wants. I liked it because no one ever asks Miggery Sow what she wants.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The rat had an evil plan. It was so evil, if you heard it you would abhor it. Also the large amount of perfidy.

THE BOTTOM LINE: I think you should read this book. It gives you four different perspectives: Mig's, the Pea, Despreaux, and the Rat's.

FIND IT ON THE WEB: Kate DiCamillo's Site   

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