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The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo

A tidy tale of mice and men that explores the "powerful, wonderful, and ridiculous" nature of love, hope, and forgiveness. It centers around a mouse named Despereaux who just doesn't fit in with the other mice. He is born with his eyes opened. He sees a beautiful world that the others are blind to, and he is shunned because of it. He is able to hear music, and he is able to love creatures who are different. It is a beautiful little novel about having the courage to bring some light into the world. The Tale of Despereaux is an amazing novel for people of every age.

In her observations of the political machinations and follies of rodent and human societies, Kate DiCamillo reminds adult readers of George Orwell. But the unpredictable twists of plot, the fanciful characterizations, and the sweetness of tone are DiCamillo's own. It is entertaining, heartening, and, above all, great fun.

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