The Tale of Despereaux
Page Count: 270
Age Range: 7 and up
Despereaux, a tiny mouse with large ears, loves the beautiful princess. When his family catches him speaking to her, he is banished to the dungeon. The dungeon is where the rats live; however, Chiaroscuro, the rat, hates the darkness and will do all he can to be in the light. Miggery Sow, a servant girl, has experienced a very unfortunate life and dreams of one day becoming a princess. These three characters’ stories will soon intertwine to create a very exciting turn of events.
This book would be great for young readers who enjoy fairy tales or fantasy books. It moves at a quick pace and has an exciting plot with descriptive characters.