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Elizabeth Kennedy

Looking For A-Chapter-A-Night Read Aloud?

By January 13, 2014

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 The Tale of Despereaux cover artThe Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, by Kate DiCamillo, is a novel-length fairy tale reminiscent of Grimm's fairy tales. The Tale of Despereaux is not only a excellent book for 8-12 year olds, it is also a terrific read aloud for younger kids.

Kate DiCamillo, who was recently named the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, received the prestigious John Newbery Medal for this very entertaining tale. The Tale of Despereaux with its its appealing character, a mouse with big ears, is popular with children and families, as well as with elementary school teachers. Have you and your children read the book? If so, click on "Comments" below and let me know how you liked it.

(Cover art courtesy of Candlewick Press)

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