I actually read this book in one adventure-filled day, and I was glued to the book the whole way through. The book may be about a force smaller than your hand, but it was very energetic, exuberant, and especially detailed. Although sometimes it tripped up with its old-schooled royal talk, it's definitely a book I aim for kids days away from becoming official tweens.
Teen, 17 years oldWritten bymjett5577June 24, 2016
A book better and very much different than the movie
This was such an adorable story! If I had read it when I was in 4th grade, it would have been 5 stars. But I still really enjoyed it as a 6th grader. Anyways, onto the good stuff. The dialogue was well done and it kept you alert while reading. Wow, those descriptions were awesome. When it was talking about food, I felt so hungry! Kate Dicamillo sure does keep your attention on the story! The characters were what truly held the story together. All of them were so different in so many ways. Personally, Despereaux was my favorite.
I listened to the entire book on YouTube. This YouTuber reads books aloud and I happened to stumble upon the audiobook to this book. Her performance is awesome! I couldn't have hoped for anything better. Here's the link to the first video; https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqv9bYcQ5YQ.
Welcome 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 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 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 otherÃ¢Â€Â™s lives. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
This is a really good book for young readers. Great story with a really cute twist. I would recomend for ages 6+ for girls and 8+ for boys, just because there is romance that young boys would maybe think is gross. I read it in 4th or 5th grade and loved then too, so good book for all ages. Cute movie also.
It's a good book, a little violent sometimes, like when Despereaux's tail gets cut off. Despereaux is also very brave. It was a little exciting, for example when Despereaux was going through the kitchen at night. I also felt sad when Despereaux's tail got cut off. I would like to recommend it to some 8 years olds that are interested in only a little violence.
I LOVE this book, this is one of my favorite books on earth. It took me only a day to read because I got SO into it! I love the story, How a little mouse falls in love with a princess, and has big ears, and does not act like a mouse at all, and therefor, he has to go to the dungeon, and then he meets Roscuroe. A rat. And then there is Miggary Sow, she wants to be a princess, she is owned by a farmer, her dad sold her when she was little, and now she works for the princess!