Review: Flora & Ulysses by Abby G.
Review: Flora and Ulysses:The Illuminated Adventures
by Abby G., age 11
Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses:The Illuminated Adventures is witty, clever, and an all around good-humored book. Between K. G. Campbell’s illustrations and DiCamillo’s characters there is no possible way to make this a greater reading experience. ”Holy bagumba!,” is what I thought when reading about Ulysses being vacuumed up! Vacuumed up by what you might ask? I’m not going tell you! You’ll just have to read this book for yourself to find out.
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 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.