Cricket Readers Recommend

The Tale of Despereaux

by Kate Dicamillo

A mouse who loves a princess. A rat who yearns for light. A town with no soup. This story is a very good one, about a small mouse named Despereaux. Read and find out how Despereaux and his friends and foes help each other, and what becomes of them as they live their dreams. 

Average: 4.5 (29 votes)
submitted by Anna M., age 11
(July 30, 2008 - 4:18 pm)

This is a great book.  You should read it.

submitted by Iris H., age 11, Mount Vernon, W
(July 30, 2008 - 10:59 pm)

i agree.

submitted by Laurel T., age 13, Houston, TX
(September 4, 2008 - 6:22 pm)

I got this for my last B-day and read it in one day!

submitted by Lee P., age 12, North Dakota
(July 31, 2008 - 9:19 am)

I totally agree.  This is a great book.

submitted by Jess S., age 11, Oregon, WI
(September 29, 2008 - 8:50 pm)

This is an amazing book!  I love it!  I used it in a book club!

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(October 2, 2008 - 6:47 pm)

I love this book!!!!!! They have a movie, too. Like pretty much every book-turned-movie on the planet, the book is better than the movie, but the movie was fairly good. Emma Watson narrated one of the characters.

submitted by Allison P., age 12, Florida
(January 14, 2009 - 4:25 pm)