Friday, November 20, 2009

"The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo

Despereaux, a mouse, was born in a castle. He was small, and the only one to survive being born in his litter. He was not an ordinary mouse, not always thinking of food. He loved to read, and could hear things other mice seemed not to hear, with his large ears.
But Despereaux isn't the only character in this four part story. There is Roscuro, who wants revenge on the Princess Pea, and Miggery Sow, who wants to become a princess. These characters weave a story like no other, that shows the change of light and darkness in people's lives. The differences in these characters, develops different plans and shows how each character developed into who they are.
So,why does Roscuro want revenge on the Princess Pea? Well,it has a lot to do with soup and light. Why does Despereaux get taken to the dungeon, and who does he love with all of his heart?Why does Miggery team up with Roscuro to get the Pea to the Dungeon? Why is the dungeon so dangerous, that if you venture to far inside you will never come out? Why does Despereaux lose his tail, and what is the red thread for? To find out you have to read "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo.
I give "The Tale of Despereaux" a five out of five stars because it i s one of my favorite books I have ever read. I've read it more than once, and loved it every time. It is so funny and cute, and I will read it again. This is a classic.


The Librarian said...

We have other books by DiCamillo in the library - they are all so good. I liked the way you posed interesting questions about the plot in your review - great job.

MajoraMan said...

Great book by a great auother! The twisting plot keeps you intrested. Great choice.