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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

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Welcome to the story of Despereaux, an unforgettable literary hero for our time from the pen of award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.167
Tarissa

Delightful Story

by Tarissa on May 25, 2010

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 ... More

ncweber

A Good Read

by ncweber on Feb 19, 2009

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'. More

pamela1717

3.5 stars

by pamela1717 on Jan 11, 2009

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 ... More

ReadABook

Great for the whole family

by ReadABook on Apr 3, 2007

Our whole family enjoyed reading this book together. We and our 1st, 4th, and 7th grade children thought it was an enjoyable tale. One I know we'll be reading again! More

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