The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
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Love mouse tales? Then you'll love Stuart Little!

Love mouse tales? Then you'll love Stuart Little! | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure.

Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

 
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Listen to Kate DiCamillo read chapter 1!

Listen to Kate DiCamillo read chapter 1! | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it
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Listen to Kate DiCamillo read chapter 1 of Tale of Despereaux!

 

You can also listen to interviews with Kate DiCamillo or watch a trailer from the Tale of Depereaux movie!

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Quiz! Test Your Tale of Despereaux Trivia

Quiz! Test Your Tale of Despereaux Trivia | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it
One brave little mouse. One huge castle. One dark dungeon. And one Princess in trouble. Take his quiz to see how well you know Despereaux Tilling and his journey to the dungeon and back again.
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Courtney Davis's comment, April 25, 2013 5:43 PM
I like the idea of including quizzes and games as a way of integrating the reading experience for kids!
Kim Rowley's comment, April 25, 2013 8:24 PM
I also like the idea of trivia and games, I wonder if there are any other activities that might be a fun and educational tie-in?
Sarah Sullivan's comment, April 26, 2013 12:53 PM
How cute! And making reading comprehension fun too!
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The Tale of Despereaux Movie

The Tale of Despereaux Movie | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it

Tale of Desperaux movie trailer.

 

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Melissa Roderick's comment, April 29, 2013 2:45 PM
I loved this movie! I think it is a good idea to include media when providing information about books. It can really enhance kids experience and sometimes people are not aware when there is a movie version.
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If you loved Tale of Despereaux you'll love The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane!

If you loved Tale of Despereaux you'll love The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane! | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it
A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo, complete with stunning full-color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline, honors the enduring p...
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Find the The tale of Despereaux at your local library!

Find the The tale of Despereaux at your local library! | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it

Find The Tale of Desperaux at your local library! Type your zip code in the "zip code" box.

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Kim Rowley's comment, April 25, 2013 8:29 PM
Love this!
Amy Dean's comment, April 28, 2013 7:23 PM
What a cool idea! Bibliographic instruction and reader's advisory all in one!
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Play Roscuro's Run Game!

Play Roscuro's Run Game!

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Amy Dean's comment, April 28, 2013 7:27 PM
What a fun edition to your page! I think games really add to reading comprehension.
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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo | The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread | Scoop.it
author of books for children and adults, her books include Because of Winn-Dixie, Tiger Rising, The Tale of Despereaux, Mercy Watson, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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