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The Tale of Despereaux
Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Kate DiCamillo
Newbery Medal - 2004

Grade:

2-7

Topics:

Love, Hope, Empathy, Forgiveness, Adventure, Despair.

Summary:

Despereaux Tilling is a mouse. He has big dreams and gets out of the world of mice and into the world of people and rats. He learns a lot about himself and the world around him. He learns that even a tiny mouse can be brave as a knight.

   

 
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Tiger Rising (National Book Award Finalist)
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adieu
empathy
nibble
perfidy
remorse
portentous
rats
chiaroscuro
furlough
omniscient narrator
mice
glittering
covet
slow-witted
tales
unlikely / hero
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