The Tale of Despereaux is a fantasy story written by Kate DiCamillo. It tells the story of a mouse named Despereaux and his friendship with a princess named Pea. In time, this friendship is put to the test and Despereaux is sent to the dungeon. Soon, he must escape and come to the rescue of his friend.
This book brochure provides students the opportunity to synthesize their experience reading the book. It asks students to describe characters, identify plot elements, comprehend text, and find evidence of genre, all while summarizing their reading experience. It is the perfect end of unit activity for this beloved DiCamillo tale.