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Have you ever thought that mice like to dream about fairy tales? You probably haven't, because mice don't do that. Except for one mouse in particular.
Meet Despereaux Tilling.
Right from his birth, everyone knew he was odd, especially with those huge ears, and his unusually tiny body. But a world needs at least one person--or mouse--to be different than the rest.
Because of his oddities, Despereaux sees more, hears more, and knows more about the human world than any other mouse. All this helps him win the heart of the human Princess Pea, who lives in the castle.
Also in this enchanting story you'll find other characters, all dreaming to have something they can't have, but wanting it more than anything.
What can one tiny mouse with big ears do, to help everyone out?
The only way to know is to read "The Tale of Despereaux".
Although told in a slightly condescending fashion (to my mind), the author weaves together the events in the lives of each character most convincingly. Definitely an entertaining read, with an extremely old, yet timeless message: 'This above all, to thine own self be true'.
Maybe there was just too much hype about this book and I expected more. I know I expected a little more of adventures for Despereaux--something more "knightly". But then again, I'm not a kid so my review shouldn't really matter much to the target audience. Still, I want to see the movie. I preferred the illustrations in Edward Tulane more.
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