The Tale of Despereaux
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...more
I started out reading this book...more
Seeing the Light
(A Book Review of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Desperaux)
Despereaux Tilling is the most unusual mouse you’lll likely meet. Conspicously small with considerable large ears, he has always been seen as different, an outsider among his own — a mouse drawn to music, fascinated with stories, and breaks the strict rule of their kind by falling in love with a human, the Princess Pea.
Roscuro leads a normal, rotten rat life in the dungeon, his is a world of utter darkness. Until one day, w...more
I did really appreciate the way this author drew in the reader in a...more
It certainly is an original work. Young Despereaux is the youngest mouse, born of a french mouse mother and father. He is the runt, small and undersized with big ears. He was born with his "eyes wide open". These ears allow him to hear things other mice don't hear and his eyes observes things other mice don't see. Thus the adventure beg...more
I wouldn’t say it’s a truly compelling read (though it did win the Newbery Award), but it held my attention even if it truly was a book written for children. I read a lot of children’s and young adult books, but plenty of them are meaty enough that I don’t feel sheepish saying I've read them. This one … we...more
But two years ago, I was waiting backstage during a piano concert, bored out of my mind, when I found The Tale of De...more
Yes, I thought this was a good book. That is not to say, I always thought it was a real pleasure to read. I didn't. The darkness of the dungeons and of the stair and the life of Miggery Sow were not things I wanted to explore, and I didn't often come to this book wanting to delve back in.
I read this book to my kids, and the darkness was really rather dark. I was always surprised the darkness wasn't as dark to them as it was to me. Or, perhaps it was,...more
Review : Each of the three main characters in this book share the common trait of being the odd one always looking in. Readers will enjoy the undertow of impossible hopes and dreams possibly coming true in this tale of Despereaux.
Being strange to look at, large footed, big eared, slow to catch on to what all other...more
I read the first few chapters of this book several times before actually reading it. I'd see it in the library (where I work) or at home (waiting to be read) or in a teachers classroom and I always felt compelled to re-read the beginning purely for the enjoyment...more
The story of Desperaux (a mouse who doesn't just want to be a mouse) is told through the eyes of several different characters. As the stories weave in an out of each other, they draw closer together until the predictably improbably ending.
Unfortunately, the characters in the world of Desperaux are all two dimensional; we are repeatedly told how bad the bad guys/rats are, and how good the good guys/mice are, and how clumsy a clumsy...more
But little Despereaux didn’t die. The smallest mouse who ever lived, he shocks the mouse community with his differences, especially his lack of interest in the things a mouse should show interest in. Despereaux is fascinated with th...more
I learned to be brave because Despereaux, the mouse, saved Pea, a princess. I know it's weird for a mouse to save a princess but they were best friends and you don't just leave a friend behind. I also learned to be brave because Roscuro, a rat, went to light. Roscuro did that because...more
You should read Despereaux because it has a little bit of everything.It's funny because Botichelly says sarcastic thing and people take him so seriously. It's also funny when he says sarcastic in positive things like you'll never save her.It's scary because...more
cinta dan maaf.
Dua ekor tikus yang berbeda perangai dibandingkan dengan tikus-tikus lainnya akan mengantarkan kita pada jawaban di atas.
Teruskanlah cerita ini, karena cerita ibarat cahaya. Dan bukankah kita memerlukan cahaya untuk menerangi dunia yang gelap ini.
- Jangan mengatakan pada anak bahwa dia mengecewakan, hanya karena dia berbeda dari anak lainnya, seperti yang terjadi pada Despereaux.
- Jangan melakukan atau mengatakan hal2 yang menyakitkan hati orang lain, karena kita tidak tau dengan cara apa hatinya akan menyembuhkan diri, seperti yang terjadi pada Roscuro.
- Dengarkan dan pedulikan apa keinginan anak, jika tidak ingin anak kita tumbuh seperti Miggery.
- Bahwa kehilangan seseorang yang dicintai bisa m...more
haha. no it is about a mouse, but a mouse who goes on a big adventure and if you dont laugh out loud while reading this book, then this is not for you.
"But, reader, there is no comfort in the word 'farewell', even if you say it in French. 'Farewell' is a word that, in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing."
"Reader, do you think that it is a terrible thing to hope when there is really no reason to hope at all? Or is it (as the soldier said about happiness)...more
Beberapa renungan yang bisa saia tarik dari kisah ini:
1. Saia jadi sadar, terkadang (ato sering) kita berharap menjadi sesuatu yang bukan diri kita. Berharap kita adalah orang lain. Kita lupa bersyukur pada apa yang kita miliki, pada kelebihan2 kita, dan hanya fokus pada kelemahan2 kita. Kita ingin menjadi orang lain. Karena kita hanya melihat kelebihan2nya. Tapi benarkah orang lain itu begitu sempurn...more
Despereaux is a mouse, one of many in the castle, but he is different from the others. He was born with his eyes open (shocking!), his ears are too big (scandalous!) and he likes to read (unheard of!). Worse, he has fallen in love with Princess Pea and has even spoken to her. This is enough to get him banished to the dungeon where the evil rats dwell. This sets in motion a chain of events that will require Despereaux to be as brave as the knights he has read so much about in order to save the lo...more
i like reading this book because it talks about a mouse and how he starts to wonder around a castle he lived in with hes sister and brothers .on chapter one it talkes about a mouse who was born whos name was despereux the reason hes name is that is because his mom had some babbeys and evry time she had them they had died expects this one so the reason why she named him that is because she said she fells depressd and she thougth that the babe...more
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