Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCammilo

After hearing many stories about this book, I decided to pick it up. I’m glad I did. The story revolves around a young mouse with very large ears that lives in a castle. Having a heart of adventure, Despereaux explores the castle, only to find the young Princess Pea. He immediately falls in love with her and speaks to her. Now, this is the most important rule to mice: never talk to humans. After speaking to the Princess, Despereaux is thrown into the dungeon by the council of mice, and the real adventure begins. This book is about medium in size but is a very easy and fun read. I would highly recommend this to anybody who likes a taste of adventure and tales of mice, rats, and troubled humans.

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