August 8, 2006

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

A beautifully told tale of a young mouse who commits the mortal sin of having contact with the human world. Even more condemning is that he has fallen madly in love with a human, Princess Pea. The mouse council finds him guilty and sends him to the dungeon to be eaten by rats. This is just the beginning of a tale that is beautifully written, every word perfectly chosen. This is one to enjoy, savor, and read aloud over and over again! Newbery award winner.
Reed Reads Score: 5

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