Another example of light and the many things it can do for us. In this picture a lighthouse is shown, and obviously the purpose of a lighthouse is to shoot light out to guide those on the sea to shore. Light is guidance in many situations.

the tale of despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo -- a complex and philosophical story for older kids.


An empty chair and bottle sit on the steps leading out of this room


Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle (German: Burg Hohenzollern) is a castle about 50 kilometers mi) south of Stuttgart, Germany. It is considered the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, which emerged in the Middle Ages and eventually became German Emperors.

About Kate

Kate DiCamillo: author of such wonderful books as The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

fairy tale book

Eliza, the Authoress, penned fairy tales which were illustrated by Nathaniel Walker, and ultimately published


New 'super rats' evolve resistance to poison

Rats came from Europe by accident into the new world the outcome is that the rat population grew and the rat were every were.

Miggery Sow

The Tale of Despereaux movie available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Watch The Tale of Despereaux trailers and video and find out where to buy or view the The Tale of Despereaux movie.


Two rondels covering the vulnerable underarm section of a suit of armour