Kate Dicamillo is the author of “The Tale of Despereaux.” This story is about a mouse, a rat, a young fat girl and a princess. Candlewick Press published this book in 2003. If you like little animals and little creatures, you’ll enjoy this book!
The first book is about Despereaux’s life. He falls in love with the princess. One of his brothers finds him letting the princess touch him, and he is sent to the dungeon with thread around his neck to punish him.
The second book is about Roscuro the rat. Roscuro wants to torture the prisoners in the dungeon. Before this happens, he scares the queen to death by falling into her soup. Despereaux and Roscuro long for light.
The third book is about Mig Sow. When Mig was younger, she was sold for a red tablecloth, a hen and a handful of cigarettes. One day Mig is sent to the castle. Mig’s job at the castle is to take food to the dungeon keeper where she meets the rat.
The fourth book is all of these characters meeting each other.
Kate Dicamillo also wrote “Because of Winn-Dixie” and “Tiger Rising.” I like this book because of the drawings, how it was written and the little creatures.
THE YOUNG REPORTERS