Everything you need to understand or teach The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.
The Tale of Despereaux is a Newberry Medal book by famed children's author Kate DiCamillo. Despereaux is the story of an unusual hero, a mouse. Despereaux was born with his eyes open and lives his life that way, looking for adventure and love in places other mice fear to go. For this reason, Despereaux finds himself trapped in the dungeon of a castle while the girl he loves is facing certain desolation at the hands of a disappointed rat and a forgotten child. Despereaux must save the day despite being less than two inches tall. The Tale of Despereaux is a funny yet eye opening novel of heroism that will both entertain and inspire its readers.
Despereaux is born the last child to a self-centered, French mother and her adoring husband. Despereaux is the only of his litter to survive, leaving his family convinced he will not survive...
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some... Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: