The Tale of Despereaux (Giveaway)

April 3, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under giveaways, kids, product reviews

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #172: Jennifer B


In the far away kingdom of Dor . . . lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically over-sized ears who dreams of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.


The Tale of Despereaux turned out to be a little scary for my 3 year old but my 7 year old loved it! In fact, she’s been watching it every single day for the past week.

What I really like about this movie is that it has something for everyone. There’s a hero for boys, a princess for girls, and lots of excitement and adventure for even the adults.  And even though Girlie Girl is truly a princess, she really admired Despereaux as he stayed true to who he was and didn’t conform to peer pressure. It was a great movie with lots of positive messages for children.

The animation was a bit unusual but really worked for this story line. The overall effect gave the movie an authentic old world feel and really helped to make you feel like you were living in a time period of long ago.

Overall, we found The Tale of Despereaux to be a timeless story about finding one’s place in the world. Get your copy beginning April 7, 2009!


I have a copy of The Tale of Despereaux for one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, April 11th why you’d like to win this DVD. That’s it!
  • The random winners will be selected and notified via email on April 12th.
  • The winners will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.
  • Place my button on your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian addresses. Good luck!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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535 Responses to “The Tale of Despereaux (Giveaway)”
  1. 501
    Heather says:

    This looks so cute!

  2. 502
    Sarah Stern says:

    I think my son would really enjoy this!

  3. 503
    elizabeth says:

    My son, and I :) would love to watch this movie together! elizberry at aol dot com

  4. 504
    amy delong says:

    looks like a great movie for our family movie night


  5. 505
    MARTHA says:

    we want to see this. but it’s been out at blockbuster. may have to just go and buy it.

  6. 506
    Helen says:

    My kids loved the book and have been asking to see this movie!

  7. 507
    Mae Behling says:

    Looks like a darling movie

  8. 508
    Candie L says:

    I would love to win because the boys pestered me to take them to the movies to see this. We just never had a chance. Thank you

  9. 509
    Gianna says:

    I’d love to win it for my kids.. they haven’t seen it :)

  10. 510
    Jayme Isaacs says:

    I Would Love To Win This For My Niece

  11. 511
    Jayme Isaacs says:

    I’m A Subscriber

  12. 512
    Tamara Burks says:

    Because I’d like to watch it.

  13. 513
    althea davis says:

    my family has been wanting to see this movie since we first saw the previews. I was hospitalized when it was in the theatres.

  14. 514
    Marcy Strahan says:

    My kids love this crazy, witty & funny mouse!

  15. 515
    Marcy Strahan says:

    I subscribe!

  16. 516
    Sue says:

    I have that this movie is so cute! I did not get to see it yet in the movies

  17. 517
    Heather C says:

    We’ve read the book and we’re ready for the movie. Thanks for the chance!

  18. 518
    Heather C says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  19. 519
    Dan says:

    My kids would like it

  20. 520
    Marie Noguerole says:

    I’ve seen so many references to this movie over the internet and on television that I just know if I don’t try and win this movie I’ll regret it. My granddaughter would be fascinated with this tiny characters who inspire the imagination in all of us.

  21. 521
    Marie Noguerole says:

    I have subscribed via email.

  22. 522
    Jennifer Blanton says:

    it looks like a really cute movie

  23. 523
    Pamela White says:

    I have read the book and would love to see the movie.

  24. 524
    Charlene Kuser says:

    My kids would adore this delightful movie

  25. 525
    Charlene Kuser says:

    I subscribe

  26. 526
    Janet says:

    this would be nice 2 win for my grandson:)

  27. 527
    Donna K says:

    My kids would love it.

  28. 528
    Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber.

  29. 529
    Donna K says:

    I put your button on my blog.

  30. 530
    Lily Kwan says:

    I would like to win this DVD. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

  31. 531
    Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  32. 532
    Breas Mommy says:

    I would love to win this for my dd!

  33. 533
    Breas Mommy says:

    I subscibe

  34. 534
    Breas Mommy says:

    I have your button

  35. 535
    Kailani says:

    Jennifer B


    You are the winner in the Tale of Despereaux giveaway at An Island Life. Please contact me within 3 days with your mailing address to claim your prize. Thank you for your participation!




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