From the Bookshelf of Into the Forest

The Tale of Despereaux
Start date
August 10, 2012
Finish date
October 1, 2012

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This rating is actually a mix of my rating and the kids'. And remember, I don't generally like books about animals (curmudgeon!), but I really enjoyed this one. It was fun and sweet and silly and thoughtful. Three cheers for Kate DiCamillo for making me like TWO books with animal protagonists/main characters (Because of Winn Dixie was the other).

Daughter C also really enjoyed. Daughter A didn't get to hear all of it, mostly just bits and pieces as I read it for bedtime and she fell asleep. But
I wish this had been out when I was a child.

Perfect story of a knight and a princess. Features a princess who is beautiful without mentioning her physical traits, a mouse with big ears, a girl who wants, and a rat.

Beautiful story of light and dark. Wonderful narrative voice. I now see why people raved about it.

Vey cute, well-told tale! Like a story told around the fire it was captivating even though not terribly exciting. I heard that the audio changed the book's "dear reader" to "dear listener" and I'm glad I chose the audio as this was a "listener" type of story. Enjoyable.
K.D. Bissonette
good story...
Oct 04, 2014 Erin marked it as to-read
Shelves: children-s-lit
Jul 24, 2014 Donna marked it as maybe-someday
Oct 08, 2011 Sarah marked it as wish-list
Jul 24, 2013 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Mar 09, 2010 emmegail marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2009 Reem marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2009 Mariah marked it as to-read
Shelves: library-to-read
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