BOOK NAME: The Tale of Despereaux
AUTHOR: Kate DiCamillo
My review is about a book called The Tale of Despereaux, which won the Newberry Medal. The movie of the book is coming out right before Christmas!
The story begins when a little mouse with huge ears is born. Newborn mice are born blind, but this mouse’s eyes opened for a few seconds. That mouse’s older brother saw his eyes open, and knew that there was something special about that mouse named Despereaux.
When he’s older, his family smells something weird, but Despereaux hears the drip of honey. His family tells him that he means he SMELLS the drip of honey, but Despereaux tells them that he can HEAR the drip of honey.
He was wandering around in the castle where he and his family lived, and he saw the Princess Pea and fell in love. Roscuro, a rat, and Miggery, a servant in the castle, kidnap the Princess so that Miggery can be the Princess. The King was sad, and wouldn’t let Despereaux help.
But Despereaux went to find the Princess anyway because he loved her. And then…(you’ll have to read the book to find out!)
If you keep trying, you can do anything, just like Despereaux who’s a very small mouse with extremely large ears.