After reading The Tale of Despereaux, answer the following discussion questions:
1. Who was your favorite character and why?
2. Does Despereaux succeed in his quest to save the Princess? What is the outcome of his quest?
3. What do you think will happen next with the characters when the story is finished? Will Despereaux have other adventures? Does anything change in the dungeon?
4. What was unusual about Despereaux's appearance compared to other mice? Do you think that the author gave Despereaux these unusual traits for a reason?