Kidlit Anonymous

KLA 10- The Tale of Despereaux



What makes a classic? Does it have to be an old-timey book that instills written in a nearly outdated syntax, or can it simply be a story that imparts good morals? For once, Molly and Brandon disagree... This week we play 'Is it a Classic?', discuss possibly the most abused and worthless character we've ever come across, consider how much a girl's looks really determine her worthiness as a princess, and ponder how dark a children's book can be before it crosses the line. Oh, and this coming from a book assigned mostly in 4th or 5th grade classes.  Still, could this be a good book?