Review: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of ThreadThe Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Despereaux’s tale of how he, a mouse, saves the princess, is a reminder that good stories do not need to be complex, long, or gaudy. We love it when they speak to our souls, as we’re all always longing for “soup.”

The title says it all with this one. It’s about a mouse, who lives in a castle, and has to risk his life in order to save the princess from a dastardly rat.

The voice of the narrator takes me back to days when I was in second grade, listening to my teacher, Mrs. Bizell, reading stories.

Very fun.

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