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The Tale of Despereaux - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 3 - 5! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready to pick up! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo

"Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are 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. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out."

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

Kate DiCamillo’s website:

Artist Timothy Basil Ering’s website:

Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Stories Connect Us’ website:

Universal Studio’s site for The Tale of Despereaux movie:

Universal Studios’ fandom wiki for The Tale of Despereaux movie:

Encyclopedia Britannica’s page on castles:

Included as well: A Tale of Despereaux word search, two Despereaux mazes, and a recipe for the queen’s favorite soup!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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