About a year ago, I read this book in class. It is always fun when I get to hear what other kids think of these books. This is a book about just what the subtitle says, "Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread". Despereaux, the mouse, is different. He likes to spend time with the Princess, even though she is human. This is a book about courage, overcoming obstacles, and living life, no matter how hard it is. I enjoyed this book for some of the same reasons I enjoyed The Magician's Elephant: the writing style and the plot.