The Tale of Desperaux: A Junior Novelization by Jamie Michalak

desperauz The Tale of Despereaux: A Junior Novelizationwritten by Jamie Michalak, based on the motion picture screenplay and based on the book by Kate DiCamillo

Description:

This lively junior novelization of the film The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of several unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her father’s grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a Princess, but is forced to serve the jailer. An eight-page full-color insert of stills from the movie is included.

My thoughts:

This is the movie in a book, but it really is enjoyable. It read smoothly and Amber loved it. Every night she begged for one more chapter. I know it’s not the original, which is probably wonderful, but this one was fun and a great adventure.

3 Comments

  1. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this book. I have no idea how old your daughter is, but you really should give the original novel a try. I read it with my daughter last summer, and we breezed through the 200 or so pages (I can’t remember) in just a couple of days. It’s a great book.

    –Anna

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