The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate Di Camillo
Toward the end of The Tale of Despereaux, the author told us this about Princess Pea and Despereaux:
"Together, they had many adventures. Those adventures, however, are another story, and this story, I'm afraid, must now draw to a close."
The members of the book group wrote one of Despereaux and Pea's Adventures…
The Soup Thief
Once upon a time there was a mouse called Despereaux and a princess called Pea. In the village there lived a man who absolutely hated soup. One day the guards accidentally left the Palace door open and the man sneaked inside. The cook wasn't there to stop him because she was on holiday in Australia. The man crept into the kitchen and stole a big pan full of soup. He threw the soup into the river. The fish were very pleased, they said "Yippee! A decent meal at last, instead of pond slime!"
Despereaux and Pea were waiting for their meal for a long time. They went to the kitchen and realised the soup was gone. They decided to catch the soup thief.
Despereaux and Pea made a bowl of soup the old-fashioned way, then left it outside. They hid behind the Palace door. The thief smelled the soup. "Mwah ha ha!" He picked up the soup, and just as he did, Despereaux crawled up his trouser leg, making the thief do a funny dance!
The thief dropped the soup and Pea jumped on his back to stop him escaping. Mig came along and said "Gor, a burglar! Ain't that illegal?" Mig called the guards who took the thief to the dungeons. His punishment was to eat soup every day for a year. Then they all lived happily ever after.
"Princess Pea" by Ana
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