I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. I had heard teachers talk about this author's, "The Journey of Edward Tulane," knowing they loved that book --but I hadn't heard much about "The Tale of Despereaux." This book was one of my biggest surprised of all the MANY anthropomorphic books I read. I loved it! It is so clever. The humor is right down your alley with your dry sense of humor. The characters are vivid. I felt like I had known them for years. Some of the characters are horrible and some aren't too smart. This book has adventure, danger, and scary places. You will feel the suspense building.
Despereaux Tilling is a mouse who loves music, stories, and a princess name "Pea." Roscuro is a rat who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light (he craves light!). Miggery Sow is a pretty dumb serving girl with an impossible wish. These three characters journey through this book in a way that brings them together in really unexpected ways!
YOU WILL LOVE IT!