Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

This Newbery Medal winner is the delightful story my kids and I have been enjoying in the car for the last few weeks. I figure we spend so much time in the car, we might as well make it worth our while. The book is recommended for third grade and up, but both Courtney and Carter really enjoyed listening. (Jonah did not. Bella doesn't count.) Personally, I think a good story is a good story and this is one that I think you get more out of the older you are when you read it. It explores themes of darkness and light, mercy and forgiveness, friendship and love.

Truly, a tale for all ages.

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