Second graders experience the joy and richness of literature as their teacher introduces them to The Tale of Despereaux.
These three characters are drakensang phileasson's secret crack about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives.
and the chapters are perfect breaking points (I would not be surprised at all to find out that she purposefully chose the chapter breaks with nightly reading in mind - there is a wonder cliff hanger feel to each chapter ending.I read the description and thought it sounded like a good idea so I went ahead and bought it (which is really unusual for me - I can be a cheapskate!) It is by far some of the bes I picked this book.And given the chapter a night pace and the size of the book, that is no small feat!Every night my son would look at me with big eyes and say - I wonder what is going to happen next?!) The themes are very complex, but everything is understandable even to young children (my 2 year old daughter was able to follow along.(ie certain characters are not evil but mean, sometimes people do stupid things that you can't fix, etc.) I could go on all day about things that I loved and scenes that were so wonderful i can still see them in my head.Also check out The Journey of Edward Tulane - we loved Despereaux more, but it is a very close call.I read the description and thought it sounded like a good idea so I went ahead and bought it (which is really unusual for me - I can be a cheapskate!) It is by far some of the best money I have ever spent.
He is sickly, faints at loud noises, loves music, bright light, and reading books.
With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.
Extension Activity, tale of Despereaux Extension Activity, welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea.
And of Miggery Sow, an abused, dimwitted, partially deaf serving girl who wishes to be a princess.That book is very similar and also wonderful.more.You will also, dear reader, hear of Roscuro the rat, who also loves light, but has a grudge against the princess.As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.Discussion Guide, the Tale of Despereaux Discussion Guide.