The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo with Timothy Basil Ering

fiction childrens fantasy adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

267 pages | first published 2003

Description

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale.Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess nam...
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Moods

adventurous 94%
lighthearted 55%
hopeful 54%
inspiring 40%
emotional 32%
funny 20%
reflective 16%
dark 13%
relaxing 11%
mysterious 6%
sad 6%
tense 5%
challenging 1%

Pace

fast 55%
medium 41%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 29% | Plot: 17% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 11%

Average rating

3.96