Literature: "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo
These sites are about the book “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo. Includes biographies on the author, book summaries, discussion questions, suggested activities, and a webquest. There are links to eThemes Resources on Fairy Tales, Recommended Reading for Elementary Students, “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine, Cinderella Stories, and “Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo.
This is the official website of Kate DiCamillo, the author of the book. Find out information about her and her work.
Find out the author's inspiration and influences for writing books such as "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" and "Because of Winn-Dixie".
Book Discussion Groups for Kids
This page has a book summary and discussion questions for "The Tale of Desperaux".
Find out what others think about this book.
Candlewick Press: The Tale of Despereaux
This site includes a 20-page PDF file teacher's guide, audio book reading by the author, audio interviews, reader guide, and biography of author as well as the illustrator.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Recommended Reading for Elementary Students
This resource is a compilation of booklist web sites for elementary school students. The lists were compiled by teachers, librarians, and students. Some of the lists are divided by grade level, readability, or genre. There are also links to eThemes resources on various literature awards and literature genres.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Cinderella Stories
Read online Cinderella stories from around the world. Includes the Chinese, Romanian, English, Scottish, and Native American versions. There are handouts and lesson plans for studying Cinderella tales and comparing the similarities and differences of each.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine
These websites are about the book "Ella Enchanted" and author Gail Carson Levine. There are book reviews, discussion questions, vocabulary lessons, and activities. Includes links to eThemes resources on fairy tales and Cinderella stories.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo
These sites have discussion questions and activities relating to the book "Because of Winn-Dixie." Read an interview with the author, Kate DiCamillo, plus learn about Florida, which is the setting for the book. A main character is a dog, so there are sites on selecting a dog breed, how to calculate your dog's age, plus online dog games. Includes recipes for egg-salad sandwiches and horehound candy.
eThemes Resource: Folktales: Fairy Tales
These sites offer many online fairy tales, plus ideas for studying and writing fairy tales. Read classic tales and new versions. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Fables and Tall Tales.
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