Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo

This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stores, and a princess name Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other’s lives. And what happens then? Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

First off, if you haven't read a book by Kate DiCamillo, repent! Her books are charming and endearing to readers of all ages. Some of her books include Because of Winn-Dixie, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Elephant's Magician. This particular story was turned into a movie a few years ago, which was pretty mangled from the original book, so if you saw the movie and though, 'oh that was cute' but were otherwise unimpressed, you MUST read the book. This wonderful, powerful and ridiculous story will have you smiling and rooting for a little mouse who dares to be different and follow his heart...even if there is no such thing as happily ever after.

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