Character Map for The Tale of Despereaux

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Tale of Despereaux Character Map

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By creating a character map, students are able to visualize the characters in the story, paying close attention to the physical traits, character traits, enemies, and friends of both major and minor characters. This is particularly helpful in understanding how the characters connect with one another and how their relationships impact the plot.

Characters included in the character map are:

  • Despereaux
  • Princess Pea
  • The King
  • The Queen
  • Miggery Sow
  • Gregory
  • Roscuro
  • Botticelli
  • The Cook
  • Furlough
  • Lester
  • Hovis


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Tale of Despereaux and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a Storyboard That character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Physical Appearance, Traits, Enemies, and Friends.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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