Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Title: The Tale of Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher / Date: Candlewick Press / 2006 (Republished)
Genre: Children's Novel, Fiction
Themes: Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Summary: Despereaux is a small mouse with big ears and an adventurous heart. When he gets in trouble for speaking to a human, Despereaux is sentenced to the dungeon, where more adventures begin. This story has it all: Dungeons, castles, romance, action, fantasy, humor, adventure and family relationships.
Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-5 Language Arts: Character Study, Setting, Elements of Fiction; Leisure Reading, Literature Circles
Notes: Click here for a free discussion guide from Scholastic to accompany this book.
Click here for a free extension activity guide from Scholastic for this book.

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