Read The Tale of Despereaux eBook ð Paperback

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Read The Tale of Despereaux eBook ð Paperback ☆ A brave mouse a covetous rat a wishful serving girl and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning taleWelcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling a mouse who is in love with music stories and a princess named Pea It is also the story of a rat called Ters 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 What happens then As Kate DiCamillo would say Reader it is your destiny to find out Poor Miggery Sow; named after a pig motherless traded for peanuts abused and later described as lazy and fat Crikey Also the author's penchant for describing things to the Reader drove me bananas Despereaux actually has a small part considering the continuous horrors of the story evil rats ambivalent family members the ueen's death and the no soup decree

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S named Pea It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light And it is the story of Miggery Sow a slow witted serving girl who harbors a simple impossible wish These three charac OK so now that I've thought about what I really think about this book I'm changing my rating from 3 stars to 2 stars There was that I didn't like than I liked After hearing a lot good reports about this book I think I was expecting something different I liked the idea of the light versus dark I liked the unlikely friendship between the mouse and the princess I liked the forgiveness And I liked that it ended up happily ever after for the most part I started out reading this book aloud to my boys but I stopped reading to them after the first rat chapter and finished the book myself then gave them the condensed version picking up with the actual reading at the very end of the book They were disturbed and so was I by the unfeeling evil of the rats I felt even worse about the constant ear boxing and degredation of Miggery Sow I didn't go for another princess story without a mom Just like all the Disney movies Mom is deceased and Dad is oblivious And what about the mouse family Yikes I didn't like that the darkness in the story seemed to outweigh the light The rat and Miggery Sow chapters were simply unpleasant The lack of positive family feelings was sad And what is this about Miggery Sow and a big kitchen knife HmmI guess I was anticipating light More love More happy family feelings I realize that the negative was essential to make the contrast between light and dark but for me there was just too much dark and not enough light Especially for a prize winning book geared for young people

Kate DiCamillo ↠ The Tale of Despereaux kindle

The Tale of DespereauxA brave mouse a covetous rat a wishful serving girl and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning taleWelcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling a mouse who is in love with music stories and a princes I picked this book up on a whim in the Barnes Noble because I liked the look of the cover and the jagged edges of the paper that gave it a classic feel I was looking for a new bedtime book to read to my children 2 and 6 at the time We like to read a bigger book one chapter each night for bedtime stories I read the description and thought it sounded like a good idea so I went ahead and bought it which is REALLY unusual for me I can be a cheapskate It is by far some of the best money I have ever spent The book is really that good While technically a children's story I could have read this as an adult before I had kids and loved the book just as much it is a story that is so beautiful classic and timeless The thing I think I love the most about her writing style is that she does NOT dumb anything down Not the language characters plot theme or anything The style is like a story teller telling you the story with some asides and speaking to the reader Which added so much to the story The book is paced perfectly there were many nights we all wanted to just keep reading and reading and the chapters are perfect breaking points I would not be surprised at all to find out that she purposefully chose the chapter breaks with nightly reading in mind there is a wonder cliff hanger feel to each chapter ending Every night my son would look at me with big eyes and say I wonder what is going to happen next The themes are very complex but everything is understandable even to young children my 2 year old daughter was able to follow along without too much difficulty but with a lot of word definitions I liked that it dealt with such big themes like duty and love and heartache and redemption and the reality of the world around you ie certain characters are not evil but mean sometimes people do stupid things that you can't fix etc I could go on all day about things that I loved and scenes that were so wonderful i can still see them in my head We have read this as a family for bedtime stories 3 times now And given the chapter a night pace and the size of the book that is no small feat This is a book that I will save and give to my grandchildren I can't recommend it enoughAlso check out The Journey of Edward Tulane we loved Despereaux but it is a very close call That book is very similar and also wonderful