Teti Storyboard: Tale of Despereaux by Jamie Michalak

Teti Storyboard: Tale of Despereaux by Jamie Michalak

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  • The Tale of Despereaux - Jamie Michalak
  • I'm Jamie Michalak and this is my friend Despereaux, he is a mouse.
  • Setting - The kingdom of Dor
  • Welcome to the Kingdom of Dor!
  • Protagonist - Despereaux Tillings 
  • Greetings, I am Despereaux and I am a kight.
  • "The Tale of Despereaux" by Jamie Michalak is the story of a small mouse who fears nothing unlike his friends and family.  He even made friends with a human which is against the laws so he is banished and thrown into the dungeon that is filled with mouse eating rats.
  • Antagonist - Botticelli
  • I am Botticelli the king of rat world.
  • The adventure takes place in the Kingdom of Dor on the most celebrated day of the year and that is Royal Soup Day.
  • Conflict - Character vs. Society
  • Guards take him to Hovis the Threadmaster to be prepared for the dungeon!
  • Despereaux is a mouse that was born with a strange quality and that is he does not cower in fear.  He reads books instead of eating them and he wants to grow up to be a knight.  He even made friends with a human.
  • Theme - Looks can be deceiving
  • Well my little knight is back from his journey.
  • Botticelli is the king of rat world and Despereaux's worst enemy.  Botticelli likes to feed mice to a cat for fun.  He rules rat world with an iron fist.
  • Since Despereaux has talked to a human and not cowered and ran like any mouse he was brought to court.  He was found guilty and sentenced to banishment by the mayor and the other judges.  
  • Even though Despereaux is a mouse and people scream when he talks to them, he found a friend in the princess of Dor.  She realized that even though he is a mouse, he was a person.
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