The Tale of Despereaux. Kate DiCamillo.

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After watching the movie, which I thought was great, I really wanted to read this.  Besides, two people told me I definitely need to read it after they saw my movie post.

I read it to Riley, and it was fun seeing how many differences between the movie and the book (of which there are plenty) Riley could see, and walking her through the ones she did not catch.

And it is not often that I say this, but I think the movie is better than the book as far as how the story plays out and the subtleties of the characters and of the character relationships.  I don’t want to put any spoilers here, so if you want to find out the differences, you can contact me directly, or just read the book and watch the movie to find out yourself.

I highly recommend both the movie and the book for parents and children.

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