Drastically Different Despereaux

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Some changes are inevitable when books are made into movies. But with the enormity of variance in this instance, I am perplexed that author Kate DiCamillo endorsed the film.  Both were artfully produced.  Just drastically different.

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Check your library for the audio book. We listened to it during mealtimes over the past couple weeks. And then, we were blessed to view the movie inexpensively at our local cinema. We rarely step foot in the cinema; but a special film festival offered youth tickets for free, and my adult ticket for only $2.50!  By the way, The Tale of Despereaux film is rated G.  You may read a review here.

On our way home from the cinema, Circuit and Button mentioned several significant differences they noticed. Too many to count, really. I won’t mention specifics here. We encourage you to read/listen and watch to evaluate them for yourself.

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One thought on “Drastically Different Despereaux

  1. Kylee Johnson says:

    We rented Despereaux last week and I was sorely disappointed. We didn’t read the book, but the movie struck me as somehow un-filled-in, if that makes any sense. Your post has shed some light on my feelings.

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