|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