Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but... show more
Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
Publish date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
Young Flora is a little girl with an obsession with her comics that her father introduced her to. Reading them is a nice distraction from her parents being separated. She lives solely with her mother who is a writer and thinks the comics are not good enough for her daughter. Outside Flora house, an ...
She stood at the window and watched as the squirrel was vacuumed up. Poof. Fwump. ""Holy bagumba!" said Flora. - from the back cover Not to go overboard or anything, but I LOVED this book. I mean, the main character (besides the little girl, Flora) is a SQUIRREL. When I was a kid, my favori...
I'll be honest, and let you know that I tried once before to read Flora & Ulysses. Back when it first came out, actually. Perhaps it was because I was trying to read it on my Kindle, or perhaps it wasn't quite what I needed at the time, but I wasn't able to finish. However, this read-through was a...
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Author: Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by: K.G. Campbell Genre: Children’s Books > Middle Grade Published September 24th 2013 by Candlewick Press Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal Who knew a certain Ulysses Super-Suction Multi-Terrain 2000X vacuum cleaner...
Though, I get through them extremely quickly, (this one not even taking me two hours) I'm really enjoying middle grade books. Kate DiCamillo has a way with words and creating a rather brilliant storyline, though, I must say I enjoyed this book much more than The Tale of Despereaux. Young, Flora Be...